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boys propose to have a barbecue to-morrow, and roast a corpulent, good-natured Ethiopian, named Caesar. They are now discussing the matter very voluminously, in Caesar's presence. He thinks they arCaesar's presence. He thinks they are probably joking; but still they seem to be greatly in earnest, and he knows little of these Yankees, and thinks maybe his massa tole him de truff about dem, after all. The Fourth is a great day, ths a part of their religion. It is this which makes colored folks so scarce in the North. Shall Caesar be stuffed or not? That is really the only question. One party claims that if Caesar be stuffeCaesar be stuffed with vegetables and nicely roasted, he will be delicious. The other party insists that Caesar is sufficiently stuffed already; vegetables would not improve him. They have eaten roast nigger both wCaesar is sufficiently stuffed already; vegetables would not improve him. They have eaten roast nigger both ways and know. So the discussion waxes hot, and the dusky Alabamian has some fear, even, that his last day may be drawing very near. July, 4 Thirty-four guns were fired at noon. July, 5 An
oons and a pet opossum. The latter is the property of Augustus Caesar, the esquire of Adjutant Wilson. Caesar restrains theCaesar restrains the opossum with a string, and looks forward with great pleasure to the time when he will be fat enough to eat. The coons are j of a Sunday to give this information? Possibly both. Caesar said to the Adjutant, Massa Wilson, may I go to church? What do you want to go church for, Caesar? To hear de Gospel. One day Caesar said to me, Co'nel, you belongs to de meetin dCaesar said to me, Co'nel, you belongs to de meetin don't you? Why so, Caesar? Kase I nebber heard you swar any. To-day one of the pet coons got after a chicken. A young hCaesar? Kase I nebber heard you swar any. To-day one of the pet coons got after a chicken. A young half-naked negro took after the coon; and a long and crooked chase the chicken, coon, and negro had of it. August, 12 A sergeant call the roll, Scipio McDonald. Here I is, sah, Caesar — Caesar McDonald. Caesar was ‘sleep las' I saw ob him, sCaesar was ‘sleep las' I saw ob him, sah. These negroes take the family name of their masters. The whole army is concentrated here, or near here; but nobody <
tubborn fights must be left to another time and to abler hands. I pass to a few traits of the individual. II. Of this eminent soldier, I will say that, seeing him often in many of those perilous straits which reveal hard fibre or its absence, I always regarded him as a noble type of courage and manhooda gentleman and soldier to the finger nails. But that is not enough; generalization and eulogy are unprofitable-truth and minute characterization are better. One personal anecdote of Caesar would be far more valuable than a hundred commonplaces-and that is true of others. It is not a general idea I am to give; I would paint the portrait, if I can, of the actual man. The individuality of the great South Carolinian was very marked. You saw at a glance the race from which he sprang, and the traits of heart and brain which he brought to the hard contest. He was whole in himself and due to none. Neither in physical nor mental conformation did he resemble Stuart, the ideal cavali
improper proceedings which indicated the old soldier, and free ranger of the fields and forests. The fortunes of war gave me frequent opportunities of enjoying the society of Bumpo at this time. We rode together many scores of miles, with Augustus Caesar, a coloured friend, behind; and lived the merriest life imaginable. Worthy Lieutenant of the C. S. Artillery, do you ever recall those sunshiny days? Don't you remember how we laughed and jested as we rode; how we talked the long hours s of the epistle are characteristic: Last night I killed a shoat which kept eating my corn; and made our two Toms scald it and cut it up, and this morning we had a piece of it for breakfast. We call the other Tom Long Tom, and Thomas Augustus Caesar! Bumpo! Bumpo! at your old tricks, I see. Shoat has always been your weakness, you know, from the period of the famous Engagement in Culpeper, where you slew one of these inoffensive animals. But here, I confess, there are extenuating c
be his appearance; for I have always observed that when we know how a great man looks, we take far more interest in his sayings and doings, for we have an accurate idea of the sort of person who is talking or acting. I remember reading once that Caesar, the celebrated Roman General, was a dandy in his youth — a sort of fine gentleman about Rome; and had lost all his hair, which he regretted greatly, and tried to conceal with the laurel crown he wore. Also, that when he conquered Gaul he was ths tall, muscular, and carried his head erect, repulsing with a simple look all meddling or impertinence, and impressing upon all around him, by his grave and noble manner, a conviction of the lofty elements of his soul. Knowing these facts about Caesar, Napoleon, and Washington, I noticed that I had a much better understanding of their careers, and indeed seemed to see them when they performed any celebrated action which was related in their biographies. General Lee is now so justly famous
The old Stonewall Brigade. In every army there is a Corps daelite which bears the heaviest brunt of battle, and carries off the chief glories of the conflict. In the forces of Caesar it was the Tenth Legion which that foremost man of all this world took personal command of, and led into action, when the moment for the last struggle came. In the royal troops of Louis XIV., fighting against Marlborough, it was the Garde Franfais who were called upon when do or die was the word, and men werthe fortunes of the most desperate conflicts, and carry forward the Imperial Eagles to victory. In the Army of Northern Virginia there is a corps, which, without prejudice to their noble commander, may be said to represent the Tenth Legion of Caesar, the French Guard of Louis, and the Old Guard of Napoleon. This is the Old Stonewall Brigade of Jackson. The Old Stonewall Brigade! What a host of thoughts, memories, and emotions, do those simple words incite! The very mention of the famou
, about 150 B. C., and the description might stand for the ordinary form of hand-engine used at the present day. The drawing is made from the description. The engine had two single-acting pumps worked by one beam by means of brakes. The streams united in a common discharge-pipe passing up a trunk in which was an air-chamber and out at a nozzle which was capable of being presented in any direction. The fire-brigade of Imperial Rome was a company of six hundred freedmen, organized by Augustus Caesar, A. U. C. 732. A fire-preventive committee, consisting of seven freedmen and a president of the equestrian order, was organized fifteen years afterwards, say B. C. 7. Augustus gave the form stated to a preexisting organization. We do not find in any Roman writer a description of a machine so perfect as that of Hero. The sipho of the Romans is referred to by Pliny in a letter to Trajan: he states that the people of Nicomedia were too lazy to put out a fire in that city, and that th
less perfectly in Mexico and California, and still less so along the South Pacific coast and the waters of the La Plata. But the power of Spain in her colonies had been promoted by the unwearied activity of the Jesuits. Their banishment weakened her authority over Spanish emigrants, and still more confused the minds of the rude progeny of the aborigines. In Paraguay, where Spanish supremacy had rested on Jesuits Chap. I.} 1778. alone, who had held in their hands all the attributes of Caesar and pope, of state and church, the revolution which divided these powers between a civil chief and Dominicans, Franciscans, and monks of the Lady of Mercy, made a fracture that never could be healed. It was as colonial insurgents that Spain dreaded the Americans, not as a new Protestant power. The antipathy of the king to the United States arose from political motives: by the recognition of their independence, he was threatened with a new, unexpected, and very real danger in all his boundl
and he controlled the prelates and clergy by the strength of ties of which they acknowledged the paramount force. Moreover, the idea of universality was on the side of the pope. The emperor did indeed look upon himself as the successor of Augustus Caesar; but all his dealings with other kingdoms confessed his inheritance to be merely an illusion: the pope represented the kingship of Christ, which was owned throughout Christendom to be by right without bounds. The home of the emperor seemed re contending for that which God loves most,— for the sacred rights of our race. But the despotism which they justly snatched from the sceptre was sequestered and appropriated to their own benefit. When dominion over conscience was wrested from Caesar, the work was but half done: the pope should have laid it down at the feet of his fellow-men, and consummated the emancipation of every mind. Was there nowhere in Christendom a selfdepend-ent people capable of claiming its birthright? In this