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By the ears.

The following, from the New York Herald, shows a delightful state of harmony in the New York editorial camp:

‘ Massa Greeley in a Rage.--The Hon. Massa Greeley, though a small beer philanthropist, is a monstrous big liar when the truth is against him. We say big liar, because the qualification of this charge in dainty phraseology with Greeley would be like ‘"casting pearls before swine."’ In holding up before the world the identity of his views for weeks and months on the question of secession, and the views of Rhett and Yancey, we have pinned our abolition contemporary to the wall. He wriggles and twists like an ugly worm on a bodkin; but there are philosophers who, even in this position, would stick to the truth. Not so with Philosopher Greeley. He flies into a rage, against the Herald, the Herald editor and the Herald office, he hangs a string of falsehoods together like a string of onions upon a wisp of straw. Having changed from a legal advocate of secession into a military defender of the Union, Massa Greeley is hot upon the trail for traitors. He would like to find one, and gloat over him, in the midst of a riotous mob, like the Chevalier Webb. But when justice gets her dues — when the chief offenders in the work of bringing upon the country this civil war shall be punished — such abolition and disunion agitators of the last twenty years as Greeley, Garrison, and Giddings will be among the list of traitors hung up like herrings to dry in the sun. Greeley, particularly, has been a great sinner, and withal a very dirty one. Let him be washed, or let him retire.

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