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d me that he had seen you in the swamp, I went down to the soldiers who were hunting you on the river, and put them on the lookout. Then I returned and started out all the dogs in the neighborhood. One of these, an old hound, that belonged to Tom Brown, never before failed to bring to us his game within a short time after he took the tracks. In two hours, sixteen of us, with the two negroes and the hounds, were after you hot-footed. Not long after we put the dogs on your track, they got confused, and ran my own boy up to the house. I called them back, and in returning, Brown's old dog struck round a fence, as we thought, on your track. He kept on the branch back of my field, and there crossed and went up the creek, with the whole pack at his heels. We followed after, and found that he crossed the water again, and came down the other side to where he crossed the first time. There the scent was lost, and the dogs gave it up. We hunted round there till nearly night, and not fin
many were found earnestly seeking light from God's Holy Word. That high moral courage that resolves to do right in the very midst of wrong tells powerfully on young men at College, and on soldiers in an army. In that charming book for boys, Tom Brown at Rugby, there is a fine illustration of moral courage. A large number of boys slept in the same room, and Tom Brown, though brought up to pray, was afraid to kneel down before his schoolmates, and went to bed every night without prayer. ButTom Brown, though brought up to pray, was afraid to kneel down before his schoolmates, and went to bed every night without prayer. But a timid little fellow came to the school, whom everybody was disposed to call a milk sop, and on the very first night, while all others were laughing and talking about him, he fell on his knees devoutly to pray. His bold example soon had many imitators. The religious soldiers at a military station in India, says an English missionary, greatly enjoyed themselves :it the union prayer-meetings, but none of them at first had courage to kneel down and pray in the presence of their wicked comra
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life, Chapter 17: English and American gentlemen (search)
Chapter 17: English and American gentlemen A report is going the rounds of the newspapers-and may, nevertheless, be true-that some Cornell University students were ruled out from rowing in the Henley regatta because they had crossed the ocean in a cattle-steamer; and had therefore earned money by the work of their hands. The college oarsmen, it was stated, must be gentlemen, and no gentleman could have worked with his hands. The rumor looks a little improbable, because in Tom Brown at Rugby, written nearly half a century ago, a college crew is described as being saved by the rowing of a plebeian student, who had, it is to be presumed, done some manual labor. If, however, the tale be true, it points to a difference, still insurmountable, between the English and American students. Even in circles of inherited wealth in this country it is not at all uncommon for a young man who is to enter upon manufacturing or mining or railroad business to begin himself at the foundation, wo
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), Standard and popular Library books, selected from the catalogue of Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (search)
vered Country. $1.50. Poems. $1.25. Out of the Question. A Comedy. 18mo, $1.25. A Counterfeit Presentment. 18mo, $1.25. Choice Autobiography. Edited by W. D, Howells. 18mo, per vol. $1.25. I., II. Memoirs of Frederica Sophia Wilhelmina, Margravine of Baireuth. III. Lord Herbert of Cherbury, and Thomas Ellwood. IV. Vittorio Alfieri. V. Carlo Goldoni. VI. Edward Gibbon. VII., VIII. Francois Marmontel. Thomas Hughes. Tom Brown's School-Days at Rugby. $1.00. Tom Brown at Oxford. 16mo, $1.25. The Manliness of Christ. 16mo, gilt top, $1.00. Henry James, Jr. Passionate Pilgrim and other Tales. $2.00. Transatlantic Sketches. 12mo, $2.00. Roderick Hudson. 12mo, $2.00. The American. 12mo, $2.00. Watch and Ward. 18mo, $1.25. The Europeans. 12mo, $1.50. Confidence. 12mo, $1.50. The Portrait of a Lady. $2.00. Mrs. Anna Jameson. Writings upon Art subjects. 10 vols. 18mo, each $.50o. Sarah O. Jewett. Deephaven. 18mo, $1.25.
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), Town and Gown. (search)
Town and Gown. Edmund A. Whitman. Readers of Tom Brown at Oxford or of Verdant green will find this title a familiar one. To them it will recall encounters between students and townsmen ending, not infrequently, with broken heads. A party of students, after some merrymaking perhaps, commits an unprovoked assault on some passing townsman; he at once raises a cry of Town! Town! and a rescuing party joins in the fray only to meet a larger body of students summoned by the cry of Gown! The fight grows hotter until the approach of the town watch or of college proctors causes the contending parties to slip away, to continue battle on some more favorable occasion. These contests probably owed their origin to the attempts, in earlier times, of the college authorities to extend a civil control over the towns-people of Oxford and to impose taxes upon them. In our own Cambridge, however, the college has always been deferential to the town authorities. As early as 1659 the corpora
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
ory, before or since, has produced a braver or nobler set of men than those who constituted the Confederate cavalry. There is, first of all, our own glorious Wheeler, Bedford Forrest, J. E. B. Stuart, Hampton, our own gallant and chivalrous Kelley, our own W. W. Allen, Fitzhugh Lee, Martin, Humes, VanDorn, Robinson, Chalmers, Hagan, Adams, Armstrong, Ashby, Brewer, Williams, John H. Morgan, Basil Duke, Iverson, Brewer, Wade, Clanton, John T. Morgan, Roddy, Buford, Wailes, Prather, our own Tom Brown, Terry and Wharton, Charley Ball and a host of others, good and true men, of whose heroic deeds it would be pleasant to tell you, but time will not permit. I did not mention the name of poor Clay King. He deserves a better fate. Let me tell you one instance showing the gallantry of of this man: At Booneville, Miss., while we were led by General Chalmers, with the 8th Confederate on the left, Clanton's 1st Alabama in the center and Wirt Adams on the right, we charged upon a force under
and the same patriotic spirit that has hitherto moved her people in time of war, now impels them, with an additional motive, that of self-defence. An incident at the battle of Predenicktown. When the battalion under the command of Major Tom Brown found a troop of cavalry huddled all together, within point blank distance, so near indeed that they could almost lay their hands upon them, the Major gave the word do fire. To his utter amazement no report followed the order. Brown,Brown, astonished at the failure of this men to obey the order, looked along the line and found every man firmly in his place — gun to shoulder and finger to the trigger. Fire! God d — n you, fire! exclaimed the Major. In an instant two hundred guns belched forth, hurling the fatal missiles among the devoted troopers. When asked afterwards by the Major why they hesitated to long, the boys said that the foe was to close, and they had so dead a thing on them that it looked like a shame to take that
portance has taken place in our market. Corn is still very scarce, and will so continue for about a month. Now will make its appearance here about the 1st of December. We quote the article at 60a65. Shingles are rather dull now, prices ranging low for all kinds. We quote both heart and sap at $4. Wheat remains as last reported. White 89a$1. Red 60a80. Bacon very scarce, dull and high, prices ranging from 20 to 24, according to quality. Hams bring 24 N. O. Sugar — Brown 10a12 ½. Refined 13a16. Coffee — Exceedingly scarce, and selling in small lots at 45a50. Rice — In full supply at 4a4½c. Lard — Very scarce. No. 1, 22 Apple Brandy--Scarce, and ranging from $1.50a$3, according to quality. Whiskey — But little in market. Common $1a$1.25. Butter — Scarce, and selling at 40 Bagging — Sells at 28 Rope — None for sale. A flag of truce from old Point — list of Confederate prisoners released — probable
The Daily Dispatch: March 21, 1863., [Electronic resource], The English press on the emancipation Society. (search)
iam Evans, doubtless a most worthy and estimable member of society, but who, as a politician, orater, or public man, is utterly unknown beyond the confines of Exeter. Hall. Mr. P. A. Taylor, M. P., is a rampant kind of Republican, who very speedily found his level in the Commons House of Parliament. Mr. Thomas Hughes is a crochety clever man, who gained some literary reputation by an amusing boys" book called "Tom Brown's School Days," and lost it by an inconceivably stupid novel called " Tom Brown at Oxford." The Rev. Newman Hall and Baptist Noel are fluent preachers, sufficiently popular in some Dissenting circles. Mr. Edmond Beales is, we believe, a respectable auctioneer. Mr. Morse is the American Consul-General in London, and nothing further need be said about him. Mr. Chamerovow is, or was, the secretary of the Anti Slavery Society, and a gentleman whom we should be loth to suspect of the capacity of setting either the Vistula or the Thames on fire. Mr. Nicholas is a well-kn
n with the Hartley Institute at Southampton. From a parliamentary return, it appears that the militia established in England and Wales for the year 1863 consisted of 3,053 officers, 3,324 noncommissioned officers, and 83,460 privates. Mr. Brown, the Isle of Man journalist, has been set free by the judgment of the Court of Queen's Bench, which altogether refused to recognize the imprisoning authority of the House of Keys. A farmer near Dorchester has now the enormous number of 3,0n among the shipping. Who can wonder that disease hangs over the place like a cloud? The area under cotton cultivation in the central provinces of India has increased from 419,465 acres in 1862-'63 to 579,475 acres in 1863-'64. The gaming bank at Spa has just issued its returns of winnings for last year, which reach the magnificent sum of 1,567,147 francs. Mr. Hughes ("Tom Brown") will, it is stated, be brought forward as a candidate for Southwark at the next general election.