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retted that the opium cater is not still living, for be might find in the present war, and especially in the last raid upon Richmond, illustrations of his subject which no pen can do justice to like his own. Dean Swift proposed, observes Mr. De Quincy, to turn to account the supernumerary infants of Great Britain, which in those days were provided for in foundling hospitals, by cooking and eating them. This extravagance of the Dean was evidently unknown to the projectors of the Dahlgren reny that they proposed to give the finishing touch to this picture, and impart complete dramatic harmony to its effect by hanging the President and his Cabinet upon the lamp posts of the capitol! It is remarkable that the portrait drawn by Dr. Quincy of the artistic London murderer of 1812 might be adopted with little modifications for a sketch of Dahlgren. The latter is said to have been a light-haired, cadaverous, smooth faced gentleman, very polite in his manners, and treating his priso