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-We need no longer der at the Fimsians who thronged the theatres during the worst excesses of the Frenen revolution. In tho mid9t of this terrible civil war, which is draining the best blood of the country and mortgaging ita property with a debt our t-hildien will stagger under, we here in New York are spending more money in amusements and gaietiee than ever beforo. In our city columns to day will be found a statement concernios; the public balls which are to take place during the coming season, from which it will be seen that our young people are determined to drink, dance, and be tnerry, no matter how many of their friendo or relatives may bo dying on tho llapidan or Tennessee. All the public baila are engaged lor every night to the end of February, and some of them far into April. Private balls and parties were never so nutnerous, and as for theatres, they were never so tlironged. It is quite safe to say that this winter will see tvvice the money spent on balls, parties, theatres, opera, and dresses to attend them, of any former season in the metropolis. Thia state of things cannot last always. The intoxication the country ia now laboring under will be folio wed befoie long by a season of prolouDd depression.-


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