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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIII. February, 1863 (search)
ut is it not diabolical in the New York Post, Times, etc. to urge their own people on to certain destruction? If Hooker had 300,000, he could not now come to Richmond-! We have extremely cold weather now; and, probably, the rivers in Virginia will be frozen over to-night. February 5 It snowed again last night. Tuesday night the mercury was 8° below zero. A dispatch from Gen. Beauregard says sixty sail of the enemy have left Beaufort, N. C., for Charleston. A British frigate (Cadmus) has arrived at Charleston with intelligence that; the Federal fleet of gun-boats will attack the city immediately; and that the British consul is ordered away by the Minister at Washington. The attack will be by sea and land. God help Beauregard in this fearful ordeal! February 6 Gell. Lee thinks Charleston will be assailed, and suggests that all the troops in North Carolina be concentrated near Wilmington, and he will undertake the defense of the rest of the State. Nevertheless, i
was built in the short space of twenty-six days. A privateer.S. Lapham'sC. TurnerBenjamin Rich and othersBoston388.24 50 ShipCatonS. Lapham'sC. TurnerBenjamin Rich and othersBoston371.61 51 BrigAmsterdam PacketS. Lapham'sC. TurnerPhillip Maret and othersBoston178.48 52 BrigAdrianaS. Lapham'sC. TurnerAmos BrownDuxbury148.30 53 ShipParagonS. Lapham'sC. TurnerBixby, Valentine, and othersBoston & Ipswich350.41 54 BrigSwiftsureS. Lapham'sC. TurnerJ. Belknap and othersBoston192.19 551816ShipCadmusT. Magoun'sT. MagounBenjamin RichBoston319.52 56 ShipTritonT. Magoun'sT. MagounDavid HinckleyBoston344.51 57 BrigMexicanT. Magoun'sT. MagounJohn PrattBoston264.08 58 BrigOrleansT. Magoun'sT. MagounJ. Pratt & T. MagounBoston & Medford283.23 59 BrigGov. BrooksT. Magoun'sT. MagounNathaniel GoddardBoston244.35 60 ShipTelegraphS. Lapham'sC. TurnerW. & N. Appleton and othersBoston391.40 61 BrigBocca TigrisSprague & James'sSprague & JamesJoseph LeeBoston180 621817ShipFalcon First ship
n we visited their ships, with the honors of the side, appropriate to our rank, without stopping to ask, in the jargon of Lord Russell, whether we were So-Called, or Simon Pure. After the usual courtesies had passed between the lieutenant of the Cadmus and myself, I invited him into my cabin, when, upon being seated, he said his captain had desired him to say to me, that, as the Sumter was the first ship of the Confederate States he had fallen in with, he would take it, as a favor, if I would s rejoicing in the sunshine, after the long, drenching rains. Far as the eye can reach, there is but one sea of verdure, giving evidence, at once, of the fruitfulness of the soil, and the ardor of the sun. At eleven A. M., Captain Hillyar, of the Cadmus, came on board, to visit me, and we had a long and pleasant conversation on American affairs. He considerately brought me a New York newspaper, of as late a date, as the 12th of July. I must confess, said he, as he handed me this paper, that you
natural, and Federal. At the appointed hour, the next day, I called to see his Excellency, the President, and being ushered, by an orderly in waiting, into a suite of spacious, and elegantly furnished apartments, I found Captain Pinto, and his Excellency, both prepared to receive me. We proceeded, at once, to business. I exhibited to his Excellency the same little piece of brownish paper, with Mr. Jefferson Davis's signature at the bottom of it, that I had shown to Captain Hillyer of the Cadmus— unasked, however, as no doubts had been raised as to the verity of the character of my ship. I then read to his Excellency an extract or two from the letter of instructions, which had been sent me by the Secretary of the Navy, directing me to pay all proper respect to the territory, and property of neutrals. I next read the proclamations of England and France, acknowledging us to be in the possession of belligerent rights, and said to his Excellency, that although I had not seen the procl
Beauregard. Savannah, Dec. 21st, 1862. Genl. Beauregard: I have just received the following despatch from Colonel Clinch, commanding south of the Altamaha: The Abolitionists have abandoned St. Simons. Gunboats all have left for Charleston, which they expect to attack by land. So says an intelligent negro who has escaped. N. W. Mercer, Brig.-Genl. Comdg. Richmond, Dec. 25th, 1862. Genl. Beauregard: I hear again from L. Heylinger as follows: The British ships-of-war Mel- pomene, Cadmus, and Petrel have been sent to Charleston, to watch proceedings. I learn again the attack is to be made on Charleston, in Christmas week. Jas. A. Seddon, Secty. of War. Charleston, S. C., Dec. 28th, 1862. Brig.-Genl. W. H. C. Whiting, Wilmington, N. C.: War Department informs me Charleston will be attacked this week; must therefore recall my troops. After departure of 46th Georgia sent regiment of troops from Savannah; then a Carolina regiment, and so on. Select between 42-pounder and
ss, to be presently described. The product of oil is about 2 gallons from a bushel of linseed, or 56 pounds of hulled cotton-seed; that from Sea Island seed, which does not require hulling, is about 90 gallons from each 100 bushels. Oil-heater, presser, and hydrostatic-press pump. The oil-press was invented by Aristaeus, the Athenian ; so says Pliny. To find the date at which he flourished, we must consult the marriage register. He was a son of Apollo, but married a daughter of Cadmus about 1450 B. C., let us say. He found time between his spells of running after Eurydice to instruct men in the culture of the olive and of bees. This was about the time of Joshua. Archaeologists have shown it to be probable that the Phoenicians practiced both the arts before Aristaeus destroyed the harmony in the household of Orpheus. The oil-press used by the Phoenicians in the time of Solomon, and substantially in use at the present day in Syria and Palestine, consists of two posts a
of the earliest Phoenician character, — the alphabet from which the Greek, the Roman, and all our European alphabets are derived. As Count de Vogue says, these are the very characters which, before 700 B. C., were common to all the races of Western Asia, from Egypt to the foot of the Taurus, and from the Mediterranean to Nineveh; which were used in Nineveh itself, in Phoenicia, Jerusalem, Samaria, the land of Moab, Cilicia, and Cyprus. It disproves the assertion of Aristotle and Pliny that Cadmus only brought 16 or 18 letters from the East into Greece, and that the Greeks invented the rest, for the whole of the 22 are found on this monumental stone. The Rosetta stone is of 700 years later date. It was found in 1798 by a French engineer in digging the foundations for a fort near the Rosetta mouth of the Nile. It is a tablet of basalt, with an inscription of the year 196 B. C., during the reign of Ptolemy Epiphanes. The inscription is in hieroglyphic, demotic, and Greek. It wa
38,815.De MeyJune9, 1863. 39,296.LivermoreJuly21, 1863. 57,182.PeelerAugust14, 1866. 59,522.FlammNovember6, 1866. 62,206.JohnstonFebruary19, 1867. 65,807.HallJune18, 1867. 79,265.Sholes et alJune23, 1868. 79,868.Sholes et alJuly14, 1868. 81,000.PrattAugust11, 1868. 87,941.JohnsonMarch16, 1869. 94,329.MooreAugust31, 1869. 109,161.WashburnNovember8, 1870. 115,287.DraperMay30, 1871. 118,491.SholesAugust29, 1871. 124,437.HalsteadMarch12, 1872. 125,952.HansenApril23, 1872. 127,739.CadmusJune11, 1872. 133,841.EdisonDecember10, 1872. 139,914.PemberJune17, 1873. 140,921.HillJuly15, 1873. 144,450.GallowayNovember11, 1873. 148,946.GallyMarch24, 1874. 158,071.HansenDecember22, 1874. 168,898.HansenOctober19, 1875. 169,757.AlissoffNovember9, 1875. 170,233.CaseNovember23, 1875. 170,239.CrandallNovember23, 1875. 170,621.DemingNovember31, 1875. 171,139.JohnsonDecember14, 1875. 171,335.AllenDecember21, 1875. 171,408.MorganDecember21, 1875. See also the following Englis
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 16: Webster (search)
ature, but it may be of the utmost excellence and yet lack the highest literary quality. Rhetoric is out of place in purely literary work which is not dramatic in character. Yet curiously enough it is not misplaced in poetry. Rhetorical verse, although not the highest kind of poetry, may yet be in its own sphere very admirable indeed. You have the Pyrrhic dance as yet, Where is the Pyrrhic phalanx gone? Of two such lessons, why forget The nobler and the manlier one? You have the letters Cadmus gave— Think ye he meant them for a slave? That is rhetorical poetry and it is very fine of its kind, very splendid even. Byron was a great master of rhetorical verse, often too much so for his own good, but none the less the rhetoric is not out of place. On the other hand, to put rhetoric, except in dramatic passages, into literary prose is almost as bad as to write metred prose, of which Dickens was guilty in the description of the death of Little Nell. But when we come to giving the li
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 20: (search)
hit upon something that will do good. I am sure I hope we shall. Just now I am much more troubled about the European war than about our liquor law, which I do not hear mentioned once a month. But, if you will keep out of it in England, I will be content. At one time I trusted, or rather I hoped, that the financial question would override all the others, and that money would not be found to carry on the contest. But armed men seem to spring from the earth, as they did in the times of Cadmus and Jason, merely because wickedness has been sown broadcast; and the harvest of such seed can only be desolation and misery. Of course, our sympathies are all with the Italians. The difficulty is to see how they are to get any benefit from the struggle. . . . . The ultimate horror is that, with every revolution and war, the governments necessarily become more military,— the number of the standing armies is increased; and this, if the history of the race for three thousand years means anyt
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