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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 12, 1863

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Sioux Battle

Sioux Battle

British Affairs

British Affairs

Monitor's at Charleston

Ironclad Monitors at Charleston

Rebel Torpedo

Quincy Gilmore

Quincy Gilmore

Sioux Expedition

Sioux Expedition

Independence Day

Independence Day

Beauregard Cartoon

Beauregard Cartoon

Sibley Expedition

Sibley's Sioux Expedition

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Fort Sumter after Bombardment

Fort Sumter After the Bombardment

James Island

James Island, South Carolina

Charleston Campaign

Charleston Campaign









VOL. VII.—No. 350.]



Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1863, by Harper & Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.


ENCRUSTED in his island-home that lies beyond the sea, Behold the great original and genuine 'Tis He ; A paunchy, fuming son of beef, with double weight of chin, And eyes that were benevolent, but for their singular tendency to turn green whenever it is remarked that his irrepressible American cousins have made another treaty with China ahead of him, and taken Albion in -

This neutral English gentleman, one of the modern time.

With William, Duke of Normandy, his ancestors, he boasts, Came over from the shores of France to whip the Saxon hosts ;

And this he makes a source of pride ; but wherefore there should be Such credit to an Englishman in the fact, that he is descend-ed from a nation which England is for ever pretending to regard as slightly her inferior in every thing,

and particularly behind her in military and naval

affairs, we can not really see -


This neutral English gentleman, one of the modern time.

He deals in Christianity—Episcopalian brand,

And sends his missionaries forth to bully heathen-land; Just mention 'slavery' to him, and, with a joyous sigh, He'll say it's 'orrid, scandalous, although he is ready to fight

for the cotton raised by slaves, and

forgets how he bothered the Chinese to make them take opium;

and blew the Sepoys from the guns, because the

poor devils refused to be enslaved by the East In-

dia Company, or his phi-lan-thro-py

This neutral English gentleman, one of the modern time.

He yields to brother Jonathan a love that passeth show.

`We're Hanglo-Saxons, both of us, and can't be foes, you know;' But as a Christian gentleman, he can not, can not hide His horror of the spectacle, of four millions of black beings being held in bondage by a nation professing the

largest liberty in the world; though in case of an

anti-slavery crusade, the interest of his Manchester factors would imperatively forbid him to take part on either side

This neutral English gentleman, one of the modern time.

Now seeing the said Jonathan by base rebellion stirr'd, And battling with pro-slavery, it might be thence inferr'd

That British sympathy is label'd 'Neutral-

ity,' and consigned to any rebel port not too closely blockaded to permit English vessels loaded with munitions to slip in. And when you ask Mr. Bull what he means by his inconsistent conduct, he becomes notoriously indignant, rolls up his eyes, and says, `I can't endure to see brothers murdering each other, and keeping me out of my cotton—I can't, upon my life'

This neutral British gentleman, one of the modern time.

Supposes Mr. Bull should die, the question might arise, Will he be wanted down below, or wafted to the skies?

Allowing that he had his choice, it really seems to me, The moral English gentleman would choose a front seat with his Infernal Majesty ; since Milton, in his blank    course correspondence with old Time, more than once hinted the possibility of Nick's rebellion against Heaven Succeeding. And as the Lower Secesia has cottoned to England through numerous Manoverian reigns, such a choice on the part of the philanthropical Britisher would be simply another specimen of his Neutral-i-ty

The neutral British gentleman, one of the modern time.


Sioux Indian Battle


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