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Like one who reasons in his sleep, and struggles to be awake, he had struggled; and now he was awake, never again in any sleep to dream that dream. The golden charm was broken forever ; the beautiful illusion was dispelled.
His lonely life was lonelier for the loss. It made the past hateful, and the future full of doubt.
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"You 're scamps both of you. I don't care who is beaten. In fact, I had rather see Cotton uppermost. Can't do without him, any way.'
But a reason must be found — even the most tyrannical old gentlemen are expected to do something more than merely abuse — and so John Bull found one after the fashion of the Shek’h Hassan.
Other nations,' said John Bull; ‘have gone to war for a PRINCIPLE. But you haven't got any principle, you know. You arn't fighting to liberate the negro. That would be a different affair, you know. You're fighting from cruel, bloody, selfish, tariff-ic notions, you know. You are humbugs.
In the whole history of dirt-eating, from the time when Saturn swallowed earth and stones, down to Humboldt's record of the clay banquets of Orinoco, there is nothing so completely — nothing so absolutely, entirely, and perfectly mean -as this devouring his own words, as shown by John Bull, in his representative press. Nor is there in all the records of shabby, crawling, sneaking, puling, evasive falsehood, any thing more elaborately contemptible than that forlorn, beggarly whine:
“You are not contending for a Principle.'
The truth is, that not merely one, but several Principles, each of a very high order, are involved in this struggle. Some see the whole from one point, as a lapidary looks into a diamond, viewing its crystalline depths and glittering angles from a single facet. Thus from one point we may say — as we have already said — that 'the life of the Republic,' the principle of CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY is at stake. To the statesman this is the proper formula for enunciating the problem. The “Rule or Ruin' theory, as acted out by the South, and indignantly opposed by the North, is a plain, common-sense principle, which with many covers the whole ground. Free soil in the territories was once held to be an intelligible explanation of the feud, but we have gone beyond that into higher issues. And to the student of social development, as set forth by domestic and politico-economical causes, there is yet another, which is probably apparent enough already to every analyst of Industrial progress — that of Labor.
We not contending for a principle! Are n't we, indeed !
Search the annals of noble deeds, then, and find me, if you can, a strife wherein the great principle of all principles — the holy maxim of the greatest good for the greatest number — was ever so rigidly and severely formulised, ever so carefully separated from petty or selfish side issues, ever so distinctly opposed and confronted to the antique, devil-doctrine of the subordination of the many to the few. Never yet — and God witnesses the truth — was the great principle of human progress so clearly and intelligently and knowingly opposed to the principle of Caste, of Aristocracy, of Immobility, as it now is in this battle. To those in this country who have for years past been reading Richmond sociologies, and New Orleans editorials — who have seen Hammond's white Mud-Sill theory practically and theoretically endorsed as the true basis