State Gazette & Democrat
Little Rock: 5 August 1853

  Parson Brownlow's Opinion of Harriet Beecher Stowe.—The redoubtable Parson is out upon Harriet after the following fashion:

  "This long tongued visionary woman, and caluminator of the south, is now in Europe, where she is being lionized by the haters of American institutions, and Republican liberties. She is the daughter of old Lyman Beecher, a Presbyterian minister, and has two brothers who are ministers of the same church. her husband is also a minister, and at present, we believe, is a Professor in Andover College. They are all abolitionists, both male and female, and the lying book styled Uncle Tom's Cabin, is believed to be the joint production of the entire family, manufactured for the occasion, and as a means of raising the wind. Her Ladyship, it is well understood, is the most talented member of old Lyman's family. But, merciful God! she presents to the world the most hideous physiognomy ever gazed upon by the eye of man! A tall, coarse, vulgar-looking woman—stoop-shouldered, with a long yellow neck, and a long-peaken nose—through which she speaks—an abomination in the ears of southern negroes who instinctively turn up their flat noses at the idea of using the nasal organ to aid the organ of speech. A daguerreotype of her Ladyship, which we have seen, sours the stomach of a southern gentleman; but lay aside art and present the reality, and a big black negro is affected with the intensest horror! Pigeon-toed, knock-kneed, with a big foot and ancle, added to her long broad sides and flat chest, and other personal charms, she may pass through southern negro kitchens at all times, without impressing a rude negro man that he will offer the indignity sometimes offered to white women, who travel beyond their proper limits!"