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              [newspaper clipping]
An Apology.�In our paper of the 2d we had occasion to rebuke the ill-
mannered style of a critique in the Tribune, and as a proof of the justness of
our strictures, we gave this sentence from the offending article:  �Mr Levere
and Mr. Hodges (the latter with the inevitable lock of hair sticking down over
one eye, which makes him look like an insane jackass with his mane out of
place) were acceptable.�  In copying the above, through some inadvertence, the
last part of the paragraph was made to read �an insane donkey with his mane
gone mad.�  Although we think that we rather softened the rudeness of the
expression by our unintentional mistake, yet we have great pleasure in restor-
ing the paragraph to its original coarseness, and expressing our regret that
even so slight a verbal inaccuracy should have occurred in our paper.  While
we cheerfully make this amende honorable, we think it a duty the proprietor of
the paper owes another to inform the proprietors of the Tribune that the
young gentleman they sent to complain of the misquotation, and who claimed
to be the dramatic critic of the Tribune, behaved in a manner and indulged in
language which we are well assured they would never approve of.               
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