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like many a civil suit, the contest may cost her greatly more than her demands. She is not to be shuffled off, or brought to a compromise, by a minor piece of trickery; the amount of money is not in question. The question is, whether the Americans are to be treated as ignominiously and superciliously as the Italians. At the head of the United States is a brave, a temperate, a sagacious man ; no falsehood of word or deed could ever be objected to him. Americans, I hope, will pardon me in comparing their President (the indignity is unintentional) with the President of France. In one we behold the grave, sedate, veracious Englishman of England's Commonwealth, animated not indeed by a better spirit, but a spirit moving over vast and discord populations with strength to direct their energies and assign their courses ; the other without any first principles, any determinate line of conduct, swearing to republicanism before the people, abjuring it before the priesthood, undermining it at home, battering it down abroad, delighted at transient cheers on a railroad, deaf to the distant voice of history, following his uncle where the way is tortuous, deviating where it is straight, and stopping in the midst of it to bow with equal obsequiousness to the heads of two religions. Symbolical of such a character is the Tree of Liberty; a tree unsound at root, shrivelled at top, shedding its leaves on the labourers who plant it, and concealing the nakedness of its branches in the flutter of the garlands that bedizen it.
Sometimes a preference makes poor amends for a comparison : but America will pardon me thus weighing a sound President against a hollow one. Temperate and strong as she is, she will treat arrogant petulance with calm derision. The resources of France, she well knows, are inadequate to set afloat, with soldiers and stores, any fleet that could make an impression. Her soldiers would find no field of operations, until by the humanity and munificence of their captors they should be employed in levelling the road to California. Beside, the Americans would rather see them perform an easier and more voluntary duty. Not only in common with the nations of Europe, but infinitely beyond them, those on the Atlantick see with abhorrence the wrongs and cruelties committed against the bravest and longest free of any on our Continent. Europe and Asia rise up simultaneously from a deathlike lethargy, which long held both, against more outrageous insolence, more unprovoked ferocity. The

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God of Mahomet is called the lllercaful; and his worship is not the worship of lip or knee. Because the disciple of Mahomet is merciful to the follower of Christ, a Christian Potentate threatens him with a war ! America will not strike down the arm of France if she defends for once the cause of humanity and honour. From no sympathy will she ever do it, but from jealousy lest England should become more popular and more powerful in the East.
WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR.
Oct. 5.

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