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The Daily Dispatch: March 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Ordinance of transfer passed by Alabama. (search)
Weems' Life of Washington and Life of Marion. We took occasion, yesterday, while alluding to the literary achievements of General Lee, to remark that very few Virginians had written books that a man can read through.-- There are not many, we presume, who will dispute this proposition. We had great political writers in the olden time, but there are not many who care to read their works from title page to colophon. Of the few Virginia written books which we can read with unwearied interest, we are not ashamed to confess that the Life of Washington, by Mason L. Weems, and the Life of Marion, by the same author, are among our favorites.--People tell us of books for children, and they give us books full of baby-talk. The child, we believe, by the time he learns to read, has no taste for any such books. He likes something stirring — something animated-- something full of action — it may be the action of grown men or giants, but not of children. When the boy gets beyond the nurser
hed honors ever conferred upon him. Governor Magoffin, of Kentucky, had his left arm broken at its socket on Sunday last, by the upsetting of a stage coach at Harrodsburg. Seventeen men are stated to have been seriously poisoned, recently, by drinking tea, in Wisconsin. A lizard's body was found in the tea-kettle. A woman of forty-two, Anna Marston, attended the funeral of her eighth husband in Portsmouth, England, on the 13th ult. Archibald Campbell, editor of the Wheeling Intelligencer, has been nominated for postmaster at that place. The lights at Mobile Point and Sand Island have been extinguished by order of the commander of Fort Morgan. Joshua Lee was killed in Wirt county, Va., last week, by a blow alleged to have been given by his son-in-law, named Dolan. The journals of Turin announce the death of Colatta Marchioani, one of the most celebrated dramatic artists of the age. Eugene Sinbe, the dramatist, died in his carriage, of apoplexy.
church, in New York, is furnished by a choir of seventy-five children chosen from the Sabbath School. The city of Providence is about to introduce gymnastics in the public schools, having made an appropriation to that effect. It is said that Judge Campbell will resign immediately after the expiration of the present term of the Supreme Court on the 14th. The New Haven Clock Company makes 686 clocks per day--250,000 per year. The painting of the glass doors is a secret. Joshua Lee was killed in Wirt county, Va., a few days since, in an affray with Kingsbury Dulin, his son-in-law. Julius A. Dargan, a member of the South Carolina State Convention, died on the 10th inst. Hon. Horatio Fitch, Secretary of the Hartford and New Haven Railroad Company, died at Hartford, Conn., on the 13th inst. Col. Ellsworth, of Chicago, has received a Lieutenancy in the army, made vacant by resignation. The Rev. Dr. Rice, of Chicago has accepted the call of Fifth Avenu
tending concerts, oratorios, and so forth, in other places, especially at Oxford. Her adorers were legion; and the Oxford boys especially --always in love as they are — were among them." The fact is, she started as a flirt and a flirt she remained to the last, greatly to her husband's annoyance. Of Sheridan's first play, "The Rivals," it is consoling to aspiring dramatists to know that it failed on its first appearance, owing to the bad acting of the part of Sir Lucius O' Trigger, by Mr. Lee; but when another actor was substituted, the piece was at once successful, and acted with overflowing houses all over the country. Elected a member of Dr. Jonson's famous and still-existing Literary Club, at the age of twenty-eight, he became acquainted, in the following year, with that able, unprincipled profligate, Charles James Fox. We learn that "Fox, after his first interview with him, affirmed that he had always thought Hare and Charles Townsend the wittiest men he had ever met,