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he expression of the most vigorous thoughts connected with military operations, and I am convinced that he then possessed all the high powers of mind which he has lately displayed; that his capacity is no sudden endowment; that the great strategetic problems solved by him have often undergone the severest scrutiny of close investigation. These things are true of all minds which are accounted great on any subject. The vast conceptions of Hannibal, Caesar, Napoleon, Newton, Cicero, Homer, Angelo, Wren, Davy, etc., following the analogies of Nature, were embodiments which were developed by the active and toilsome labors of the mind. Hence the confidence, energy, and readiness, when the emergency arises. They are no sudden inspirations. We tread with rapidity and confidence the path we have often traveled over, all others with tardy doubtfulness. We hear nothing of the progress of the war. There is too much to be done with too little means. An acknowledged principle of war is
forget its cunning! In the summer of this year, Mr. Sumner was called to lament the loss of his brother Horace, who was drowned in his endeavor to escape from the wreck of the ship Elizabeth, which was driven by a violent gale upon the beach of Fire Island early in the morning of the 16th of July. He was of a poetical temperament, and had been residing at Rome and Florence, for the sake of regaining his health, in the family of the gifted Margaret Fuller d'ossoli, who, on the 17th of May, with her husband, their child Angelo, and Mr. Sumner, embarked at Leghorn for New York. On the 15th of July the ship arrived in sight of land on the Jersey coast; but, the wind arising during the night, it was driven past Rockaway, and, early the next morning, struck upon the sand, and soon went to pieces in full sight of the people on the shore. In attempting to reach the land upon a plank, Mr. Sumner was lost; while the Ossoli family, remaining in the vessel, shared the same melancholy fate.
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 2: the early drama, 1756-1860 (search)
of a descending quality. Perhaps the most clever of the later comedies of social life is Americans in Paris by W. H. Hurlbert, performed in 1858. In romantic comedy, there was very little that could compare with the achievement in romantic tragedy. The Deformed, played in 1830, by Richard Penn Smith, has some real merit, though it owes much to Dekker. Tortesa, the Usurer, by N. P. Willis, was played by J. W. Wallack in 1839 in New York and later in England, where Lester Wallack played Angelo to his father's Tortesa. It is an excellent play, and the last act, in which the usurer rises to the dignity of self-sacrifice, is especially appealing. Another play in which the two Wallacks were associated, The Veteran (1859), written by Lester Wallack, is an entertaining comedy laid in France and Algeria. Boker's Betrothal has already been mentioned. Mrs. Mowatt's Armand, or The Child cf the People, produced in 1847 in New York and in 1849 in London, is a blank verse comedy of some me
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XV: journeys (search)
g with him smiling still, and the guide was n't looking, and he was lost. We were detained at Castellamare for several weeks on account of an illness of our daughter Margaret. A letter, dated April 19, says of the invalid:— She is drinking a kind of local mineral water, prescribed by Pliny!! Some one suggested that a later endorsement might be valuable! We have to superintend the goat's milking morn and night and we do it from an upstairs window. The goat bleats, and then we go. Angelo stands by her with a silver tray, the fat boy (son of the former head-waiter who was murdered by the former cook) helps hold her contrary head, and the owner milks into a little pitcher. When convalescence came, the interesting Swedish doctor and author, Munthe, advised us to go to Sorrento and then to Capri where he said Andrews and Coleman (American author and artist) would take care of us till he came. Dr. Munthe had a villa there, but just then was in Rome in charge of the future Ki
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 11: Paris.—its schools.—January and February, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
a great while, so cheaply and college-like as at present . . . . Paris, beyond my anticipations, presents opportunities to a studious young man, which he may improve at small cost. You know the supremacy of its schools of medicine: they have not been overrated. But there are opportunities afforded for knowledge in other departments, which are hardly less important. Besides, here, more perhaps than elsewhere in the world, the human heart is laid bare; you see people more as they appear in Angelo's representation of the great Judgment Day. On this I might enlarge: sat verbum. Though I have seen much to interest and instruct me, I have seen nothing which has weakened my attachment to my country; neither have I yet procured mustaches or a club cane, as President Quincy predicted. Why did the Northern members of Congress bear the infamous bullying of the South? Dissolve the Union, I say. Affectionately yours, C. S. Journal. Jan. 31, 1838. At seven o'clock this morning wen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Unveiling of the monument to the Richmond Howitzers (search)
e the litanies of heroes. Their valor was consecrated not under fame, but under duty. Their welcome to the foe as day by day he gained on them in numbers, but not renown, stands out for me as the most illustrious portrait of man's spiritual wrestle, wherein he greets a world in arms against him as his appointed angel, the true arena to which his sponsors in baptism devoted him. They steadily ascended on their ladder of pain. It was like the struggle of a strong will in a weak body. As in Angelo's figure, the soul grew as the body wasted. When the only way in which the victorious cause could commend itself to the consent of the governed was to wear out by attrition all who failed to perceive its beauty; when such a warfare did like pestilence maintain its hold and wasted down by glorious death that race of natural heroes. Obedient to their Captain. Our little band shared with their brothers the desolating tempest until it was their glory to stand with the 7,000 of Appomatto
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Very complete roll [from the Richmond, A., Dispatch, September 16th, 1900.] (search)
rafton, W. Va. Clinedinst, Augustine—Surrendered at Fisher's Hill and at Warrenton Junction. In prison at Fort McHenry one month and at Point Lookout seventeen months. Transferred to 7th Virginia Cavalry. Resides at Moorefield Junction, W. Va. Dinges, John W.—Wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, and died May 6, 1863. Dewer, Joshua—Transferred for Company A, 10th Virginia Infantry, and went to Company E, 11th Virginia Cavalry. Resides at Milwood, Clarke county, Va. Downey, Angelo—Transferred from Company C, 10th Virginia Infantry. Removed to Springfield, O., after the close of the war. Dellinger, Martin—Transferred from Company C, 10th Virginia Infantry. Jacob, Elick—Transferred to 10th Virginia Band, 1862. Lives at Luray, Va. Evans, Henry H.—Transferred from Company C, 10th Virginia Infantry, and to Confederate States Navy. Afterward to Company E, 28th Virginia Infantry. Resides at Edinburg. Estey, Dilmon—Transferred from Company C, 10th Vir
their negroes under the miserable pretexts used by the Federals to cover up the true character of their thefts. If our enemy openly acknowledged these acts as acts of plunder, and held or took the negroes above-board as spoils of war, we could-stand it much better than we can their devilish whine about philanthropy, and their blasphemous misuse of the ever-to-be-held-sacred law of nations. "The wicked's' caitiff on the ground May seem as shy, as grave, as just, As absolute as Angelo." These Puritans are an "outward sainted" crew. Inwardly, they come up to the Gospel mark of the Scribes and Pharisees--"ravening wolves." An unusual activity appears to prevail among the Federals at Fort Monroe. Their transports seem to be preparing for the movements of large bodies of troops so ewhither; but no one can divine where they will make their earliest manifestation. Some think Hatteras, some Brunswick, some Norfolk.--The apprehension that Norfolk may be the point ha