The Life of Horace Greeley, Editor of the New York Tribune

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his might, strive for the rescue of his late companions, still suffering? Is he not prompt with rope, and pole, and ladder, and food, and cheering words? No--the caitiff wanders off to seek his pleasure, and makes baste to remove from his person, and his memory too, every trace of his recent misery. This it is to be a snob. No treason like this clings to the skirts of Horace Greeley. He has stood by his Order. The landless, the hireling, the uninstructed-- he was their Companion once-he is their Champion now.


CHAPTER XXVI.
THREE MONTHS IN EUROPE.

The Voyage out--First impressions of England--Opening of the Exhibition--Characteristic observations--He attends a grand Banquet--He sees the Sights--He speeks at Exeter Hall--The Play at Devonshire House--Robert Owen's birth-day--Horace Greeley before a Committee of the House of Commons--He throws light upon the subject--Vindicates the American Press--Journey to Paris--The Sights of Paris-- The Opera and Ballet--A false Prophet--His opinion of the French--Journey to ltaly--Anecdote--A nap in the Diligence--Arrival at Rome-In the Galleries-- Scene in the Colioseum--To England again--Triumph of the American Reaper--A week in Ireland and Scotland--His opinion of the English--Homeward Bound-- His arrival--The Extra Tribune.

"THE thing called Crystal Palace!" This was the language which the intense and spiritual Carlyle thought proper to employ on the only occasion when he alluded to the World's Fair of 1851. And Horace Greeley appears, at first, to have thought little of Prince Albert's scheme, or at least to have taken little interest in it. "We mean," he said, "to attend the World's Fair at London, with very little interest in the show generally, or the people whom it will collect, but with special reference to a subject which seems to us of great and general importance-namely, the improvements recently made, or now being made, in the modes of dressing flax and hemp and preparing them to be spun and woven by steam or waterpower.""Only adequate knowledge," he thought, was necessary to give a new and profitable direction to Free Labor, both agricultural and manufacturing."

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