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The Daily Dispatch: September 17, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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ly lost in society — so absent and embarrassed that he wrote of himself a witty couplet, importing that he was never intelligible but through the mouth of another. Wit on paper seems to be something widely different from that play of words in conversation, which, while it sparkles, dies; for Charles the II., the wittiest monarch that ever sat on the English throne, was so charmed with the wisdom of "Hudibras" that he caused himself to be introduced in the character of a private gentleman to Butler, author. The witty king found that author a very dull companion, and was of opinion, with many others, that so stupid a fellow could never have written so clever a book. Addison, whose classic elegance of style has long been considered the best model for young writers, was shy and absent in society, preserving, even before a single stranger, a stiff and dignified silence. Goldsmith appeared, in company, to have no spark of that genius which alone shone forth so brightly in his works. Hi
The Daily Dispatch: September 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], Arrest of a former Marylander in Philadelphia. (search)
cts, animate and inanimate, of the heavens above and the waters beneath. Let him begin this good work at once. Let him commission Commodore Stringham to hunt up the shells of the ocean with their treasonable diversity of hues, and send Bomeastes Furioso Butler to arrest the rainbow for showing the tri-color. The rainbow, besides its gorgeous variety of hue, is also guilty of treason as an emblem of Peace. Every time that magnificent arch spans the azure firmament, it proclaims that the Greatty of treason as an emblem of Peace. Every time that magnificent arch spans the azure firmament, it proclaims that the Great Monarch of the Universe has forgiven the Rebels who provoked his displeasure, and that there is Peace between God and the earth. Let the rail splitter at once authorize Butler to announce that a victorious column will early in the autumn direct its march a pursuit of the rainbow, and arrest and commit it to Fort Lafayette on a charge of high treason to Abraham Lincoln!