The National Era
Unsigned Article
Washington, D.C.: 28 April 1853



  The Richmond (Va.) Whig is tickled at the idea of the disappointment the English people will feel on seeing Mrs. Stowe. It is mightily consoled at being informed that she is "a very ungainly, coarse, vulgar-looking woman, with a long peaked nose, through which she speaks—an abomination in the eyes and ears of all civilized people." The refined gallantry of these papers is equal to their nice criticism. Uncle Tom's Cabin has suffered as much from the one as its author is likely to be disturbed by the other. . . .