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The Daily Dispatch: May 1, 1863., [Electronic resource], From Northwestern Virginia--movements of Gen. Imboden. (search)
or his opponent, the Puritan. We turn with disgust from the violent and licentious cavalier, and we abhor the scorb, motor and fanatic Puritan, of whom Oliver Cromwell was the type. Inspecting of Cromwell and his character, Guizot says, "that he possessed the faculty of lying at need, with an and unhesitating hardihood, which struck even his enemies with surprise and embarrassment." This characteristic seems to have been transmitted to the descendants of the Pilgrims who settled in Massachusetts Bay, to enjoy the liberty of persecution. If the "caviller" is to carry us back to days carrier than the American Revolution, I prefer to be transported in imagination to the field-of Eunnymeds, where the barous extorted Magna Charts from the unwilling John. But I discard all reference to the caviller of old, because a division of society into two orders, an idea inconsistent with Confederate institutions. We are happy that, in adopting the equestrian statue of Washington, the comm
our reading the substance of the expression used in describing their self conceit and meddlesome character more than 170 years ago. Wiswall, agent of the Plymouth colony, writing from London, Nov. 5, 1691, to Hinckly, Governor of the colony, used the following language: "All the frame of Heaven moves upon one axis, and the whole of New England's interest seems, designed to be loaded on one bottom, and her particular notion to be concentric to the Massachusetts topic. You know who are wont to trot after the Bay horse." It is to be remembered that the "Plymouth colony" and that of "Massachusetts Bay" (or Boston) were originally under distinct governments. The Massachusetts Yankees, finally forced those of Plymouth "to trot after the Bay norse. " After a long series of years of successful villainy their vanity has induced them to believe that they can force the South to revolve around the Massachusetts "hub!" As well might they attempt to reverse the order of the heavenly bodies.
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