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The Daily Dispatch: August 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Fifth Virginia Regiment in the battle of Manassas. (search)
nything but a thorough conviction of their own superior strength. If they believe themselves fully able to vanquish the South with as great ease as they pretend, they would scarcely be looking for "sympathy" to all points of the compass. Sympathy is not worth much, either among individuals or nations, unless it shows itself in active co-operation.--This the North is not likely to secure either in the shape of money or arms, from any nation under the sun. It is pitiful to see this Goliah of Gath, running hither and thither to get some one to assist him in whipping David.--The South, on the other hand, expects nothing of foreign nations but what their own interests require. She does not ask them to fight her battles; she has proved over and over again that the world does not contain a superior fighting population to her own; all she asks of the world is, "hands off and fair play." --She is independent of the world for the supply of all her wants — a little world in herself, and all s