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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Shall Cromwell have a statue? (search)
great tempest was wearing itself to rest, Oliver Cromwell died. He died in London, in the palace o61 reversed. To-day the bronze effigy of Oliver Cromwell—massive in size, rugged in feature, chara Hall, Pope wrote, in similar spirit— See Cromwell, damn'd to everlasting fame; and, sixteen years later,—four-fifths of a century after Cromwell's disentombment at Westminster and reburial at Tybood. And now, a century and a half later, Cromwell's statue looms defiantly up in front of the P and indisputably were George Washington, Oliver Cromwell, John Hampden, and William of Orange. Thscent—did his ancestor charge with Rupert or Cromwell—did he fall while riding with leveled point i. The Englishman of to-day does not apply to Cromwell the standard of loyalty or treason, of right l be answered here, as the query in regard to Cromwell's statue put sixty years ago has recently beeat his old home at Arlington, even as that of Cromwell dominates the yard of Westminster upon which [10 mor
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Lee, Davis and Lincoln. (search)
wers to brutality. Lee's statue in Washington. I have paid my tribute. One word more and I have done. Some six months ago, in a certain academic address at Chicago [see ante, pp. 1-33], I called to mind the fact that a statue of Oliver Cromwell now stood in the yard of Parliament House, in London, close to that historic hall of Westminster from the roof of which his severed head had once looked down, and asked, Why should it not also be so with Lee? Why should not his effigy, erec not wish it; I do not think it fitting. Indeed, I do not rate high statues erected by act of congress, and paid for by public money. They have small significance. Least of all would I suggest such a one in the case of Lee. Nor was it so with Cromwell. His effigy is a private gift, placed where it is by an act of Parliament. So, when the time is ripe, should it be with Lee, and the time will come. When it does come, the effigy, assigned to its place merely by act of congress, should bear s
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.20 (search)
es in helplessness and despair, with homes dilapidated, villages wasted, its people bankrupt. Is there nothing in that situation to touch you with pity? If your magnanimity cannot be touched, will you not be moved by the sense of justice? By a conspiracy between the Attorney-General and Kellogg and a drunken Federal Judge, the sovereignty of State was overthrown. That usurpation has been perpetuated since by bayonets. But recently, one of your Generals entered the legislative halls, as Cromwell entered the English Parliament with Colonel Pride, and ruthlessly expelled the occupants. Onward and onward you go in defiance of the sentiment of the country, without pity and without justice, remorselessly determined, it seems, to drive the Southern people to destruction, to give their roofs to the flames and their flesh to the eagles. A Federal General steps on the scene and sends a dispatch to the world that the people of the State are banditti. We have heard it echoed everywhere tha