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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 4 0 Browse Search
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 7: the return of the Army. (search)
us for whatever life or death could bring. Then, a few words-such as could be spoken-introducing the occasion and its orator. His very first words deepened the passion of the music echoing in the hearts of that stern, impressionable, loving, remembering assembly. With countenance precluding speech, in measured articulation made more impressive by its slightly foreign cast, he launches forth his thrilling text: And she, being instructed of her mother, said, Give me here the head of John Baptist in a charger. The application went through men's minds with a thrill. But he took it up phrase by phrase. The spirit of rebellion against the country's life and honor, he said, incited its followers to murder the innocent and just. Even on its own showing, the cause of secession was narrow and trivial. The will of a section rooted in self-interest, should not outweigh the vital interests of a whole people. Lincoln had committed no crime in being constitutionally elected President o
they meant tanned hides, that is, leather. Skins and raw hides were first used and were afterward softened by means probably substantially similar to those adopted by the North American Indians. The art was reduced to a scientific basis by Sir H. Davy. The pounding of skins, and sewing them up and inflating them, or filling them with tanning or tawing liquor, is shown in the ancient paintings of Kourna, Thebes. Simeon of Joppa was a tanner, and dwelt by the seaside. Elijah and John Baptist wore leather girdles, perhaps rawe hide. Strabo refers to the dresses of the Massaytan islanders as being of bark, owing to their having no cattle, and also to the skins used by other people. Pliny's statement of the materials used in treating leather shows that both the tanning and tawing operations were practiced. Alum, sulphates of iron and copper, gall-nuts, bark of pomegranate, lotus, wild-vine roots, leaves of sumac, erythron, Rhus coriaria, and many inspissated juices. The S
ve our friends in other colonies, whose eyes are now upon New England, expecting that the people there will not, through fear, give a pernicious example unto others. Blind obedience to the pleasure of the court cannot be without great sin, and incurring the high displeasure of the King of Kings. Submission would be contrary unto that which has been the unanimous advice of the ministers, given after a solemn day of prayer. The ministers of God in New England have more of the spirit of John Baptist in them, than now, when a storm hath overtaken them, to be reeds, shaken with the wind. The priests were to be the first that set their foot in the waters, and there to stand till the danger be past. Of all men, they should be an example to the Lord's people, of faith, courage, and constancy. Unquestionably, if the blessed Cotton, Hooker, Davenport, Mather, Shepherd, Mitchell, were now living, they would, as is evident from their printed books, say, Do not sin in giving away the inheri
s fixed even to dogmatism. The infidel rejected religion; the Quaker cherished it as his life. The scoffer pushed freedom to dissoluteness; the Quaker circumscribed freedom by obedience to truth. George Fox and Voltaire both protested against priest- Chap. XVI.} craft; Voltaire in behalf of the senses, Fox in behalf of the soul. To the Quakers Christianity is freedom. And they loved to remember, that the patriarchs were graziers, that the prophets were mechanics and shepherds, that John Baptist, the greatest of envoys, was clad in a rough garment of camel's hair. To them there was joy in the thought, that the brightest image of divinity on earth had been born in a manger, had been reared under the roof of a carpenter, had been content for himself and his guests with no greater luxury than barley loaves and fishes, and that the messengers of his choice had been rustics like themselves. Not were they embarrassed by knotty points of theology. Their creed did not vary with the su