The Foresight of Mr. Fielder.
A Vocalist of the last generation, celebrated in his day, and called Incledon, while listening to the performances of Braham, was accustomed to wish that his old music-master could come down from heaven to Exeter and take the mail-coach up to London, to hear that d — d Jew sing.
Mr. Herbert Fielder, of Georgia, who is the latest champion of disunion, and who appears to have muddled himself into something like sincerity by too much reading of Mr. Calhoun, in a pamphlet which he has put out, and for which he charges the incredibly small sum of fifty cents, utters a similar wish.
Mr. Herbert Fielder admits that Gen. Washington, in a certain document usually called The farewell Address, strongly deprecated the dissolution of the Union.
In the course of his disquisition, Mr. Fielder supposes Washington to descend from heaven, with or without the aid of a parachute, but still, we suppose, in full regimentals, with what Mr. Fielder calls important dispa
larmists and dogmatical newspapers.
With all other experiences, we have found out the Jupiter Scapin — the Great Thunderer of the European journals; and hereafter, though he may beat his best gong never so sonorously, we shall only laugh, and say, Well thundered!
Very well thundered, indeed!
It is as fatal for a lion to go about in an ass's skin, as for John Donkey to put on the leonine hide; and a man who is in a passion every day of his life, rarely succeeds in affrighting anybody.
The London newspapers told us that we could not put down the Rebellion; but that did not deter us from going bravely to work.
They now tell us that we have put down the Rebellion.
Gentle reader, pray do n't let the admission disturb your equanimity, for a single Union reverse would set them all to croaking at us again.
The praise and the blame are of equal value.
There never were such fellows as these for foretelling what has already come to pass.
Having pretty well put down the Rebellion, it is c
Russell, William H158, 187
Repudiation of Northern Debts162
Red Bill, a New Orleans Patriarch318
Romilly, Sir Samuel828
Robertson, Dr., on Slavery803
Screws, Benjamin, Negro Broker8, 88
Society for Promoting National Unity186
Stevens, Alexander H148
Secession, The Ordinance of178
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St. Domingo, The Argument from326
Saulsbury, Senator334, 351
Tyler, John, his Diagnosis128
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Toombs, General, his Trials269
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Van Buren, John44
Virginia, Democracy in185
Wise, Henry A.2, 95, 135, 155
Walker, William, his Letter to General Cass33, 35
Winthrop, Robert C.248
Wood, Benjamin379, 383