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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 40: social relations and incidents of Cabinet life, 1853-57. (search)
used to remonstrate with him on the sums he gave to charity. In anyone else, he said, it would be a mere yielding to importunity, but after they have left Mr. Davis grieves over their suffering, and it wears him very much. He had never heard the poem of the Babes in the wood, or, strange to say, even the story; probably from his going away from home so early in his childhood he missed the heartrending histories repeated to the babes in the nursery. One day when he was ill, I was reading Percy's Relics, and he asked me to read aloud. Hoping thus to put him to sleep I turned to the Babes in the wood as an oft-told tale and began reading; when midway he grasped my hand and said, Do stop, I cannot bear it — if it is the truth, it is a cruel thing to perpetuate the story; if it is a fabrication, you may rely on it the man was a rascal who invented such a horror. And yet to this man, almost weakly merciful, has been attributed the wilful torture of prisoners at Andersonville and in
bia was two or three killed and eight or ten wounded. This brigade was subsequently detailed as the rear guard of the army, but had no other engagement with the enemy. I have the honor to transmit herewith a full list of the killed, wounded, and missing in the three days actions alluded to. The officers of my staff were present, and untiring in the discharge of their respective duties. In addition to the assistance given by my Adjutant-General, Captain Hutchinson, my Inspector-General, Captain Percy, and Lieutenant Carter, Aide-de-Camp, I am indebted to Caldwell, of the Watson battery, for bearing orders in the field. All of these gentlemen were conspicuous for coolness and courage during the action, and on the retreat. In closing, I would call the attention of the division commander to the unexampled courage and endurance displayed by the troops, who, under hardships and privations which can only be appreciated by those who experienced them, never faltered in the discharge of t
ous and learned collection of texts and comments. There is also a funeral sermon extant, preached on his death by Samuel Bury, printed in 1707. There were several other families of this name: one settled at Cradock Hall, in Richmond, co. York; another at Husband's Bosworth; another at Glanmorganshire (descended from Caradoc ap Ynir ap Ivor, lord of Dyfed); and a fourth is recorded in Burke's Commoners. The name is a very ancient one, and occurs in the ballads concerning King Arthur. [See Percy's Reliques.   Cummings, Mary, dau. of Abraham and Mary C., b. Feb. 19, 1717.   Curtis, Thomas (1), came from York with his three brothers, Richard, John, and William, to Scituate, before 1648. (Vide Deane's History of Scituate. ) He had a son, Samuel, b. 1659, who had a son, Benjamin (2), b. 1699, who m. Rebecca House, 1723, and had several children. Of these, Elijah (3), b. 1740, m. Abigail Sole, 1756, and lived on Curtis's Hill, in Scituate. By his second wife, Zeporah Randall, <
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Early's Valley campaign. (search)
ly's corps, killed at Fisher's Hill while gallantly rallying the fugitives; Colonel Samuel Moore, Inspector-General of Early's corps; Colonel Green Peyton, Adjutant-General Rodes' division; Captain Lewis Randolph, of Rodes' staff; Colonel R. W. Hunter, Adjutant-General Gordon's division; Colonel Carr, Inspector-General Breckinridge's division, captured near Cross Keys, Valley of Virginia; Major Brethard, artillery; Major S. V. Southall, Adjutant-General of Artillery, wounded at Monocacy; Captain Percy, Inspector of Artillery; Major Moorman, of artillery; Lieutenant Long, Engineer Corps, killed at Cedar creek while rallying fugitives; Lieutenant Hobson, of artillery, killed at Monocacy; Dr. McGuire, Medical Director of Early's corps; Dr. Strath, Chief Surgeon of Artillery; Major Turner, Chief Quartermaster of Artillery; Major Armstrong, Chief Commissary of Artillery. Besides these there are many others, whose names are not in my possession, worthy of the highest distinction. In ope
d naught but death can separate their minds from the loved object. on the Banks of Utoy Creek, August 20. A considerable skirmish took place on Thursday along the front of the Army of the Tennessee, and portions of our picket lines were again advanced. This was particularly the case on General Logan's front, where we now have a battery (Griffith's Iowa). sunk in the earth, so as to be perfectly protected, and within seventy-five paces of the principal rebel line. Near this battery, Captain Percy, Fifty-third Ohio. Engineer on General Harrow's staff, was killed, Yesterday, there was a fearful cannonade along the same portion of our front. It commenced about noon, and lasted nearly an hour. The roar was terrific, and sounded like the continual bursting of heavy thunder. As the rebel batteries were first silenced, it is fair to presume that our folks did not get the worst of it. During the day, Major-General Dodge was wounded in the head by a musket-ball. The missile did
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge, Chapter 1: old Cambridge (search)
in Somerville; they encircled the hill and could accommodate a regiment of schoolboys. Moreover, there still lingered one or two wounded veterans whom we eyed with reverence, chief of whom was Lowell's Old Joe : Old Joe is gone, who saw hot Percy goad His slow artillery up the Concord road- A tale which grew in wonder, year by year, As, every time he told it, Joe drew near To the main fight, till, faded and grown gray, The original scene to bolder tints gave way: Then Joe had heard the foat on stove-drum with one uncaptured stick, And, ere death came the lengthening tale to lop, Himself had fired and seen a redcoat drop. Had Joe lived long enough, that scrambling fight Had squared more nearly to his sense of right, And vanquished Percy, to complete the tale, Had hammered stone for life in Concord jail. There were still those in Cambridge who could recall the American Revolution and whose sons enacted the surrender of Cornwallis at every country muster. The houses of Tory R
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
emy while on picket. Dubois, John, priv., (H), Dec. 1, ‘64; 35; M. O. June 30, ‘65. Dudley, Ezra, priv., (B), Sept. 2, ‘62; 19; killed in action, Dec. 13, ‘62, Fredericksburg, Va. Duncan, Henry, priv., Mar. 3, ‘64; 22; N. F.R. Dunham, Hollowell R., priv., (A), July 26, ‘61; 24; died of w'nds, Oct. 7, ‘62, Hoffman Hosp. Md. Dunn, Clarence, priv., (D), Aug. 21, ‘61; 19; died of disease June 21, ‘62. Fair Oaks, Va. Dunn, Edward, priv., Jan. 9. ‘65; 18; died Jan. 31, ‘65 in hospital. Dunkin, Percy H., priv., (E), Nov. 30, ‘64; 18; M. O. June 30, ‘65; abs. sick; disch. June 24, ‘65. Dunn, James, priv:, (D), Aug. 3, ‘63; 29; sub.; transf. to 20 M. V. Jan. 14, ‘64. Dunn, James, Jr., priv., June 8, ‘64; 22; sub. N. B. Mendum; N. F.R. Dunn, Moncena, 1st lieut., (D), Aug. 22, 1861; 30; wounded Dec. 13, 1862, June 3, 1864; Capt. June 18, 1862; Major Feb. 28, 1864; Lt. Col. July 28, ‘65; disch. July 19, ‘65 expir. as Major; has been prisoner. Dunn, James
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 10: Thoreau (search)
Aeschylus, Pindar, and Anacreon in the hurried forties and fifties of the nineteenth century. This large and solid academic basis for Thoreau's culture is not generally observed. His devotion to the Greeks rings truer than his various utterances on Indian literature and philosophy. Besides, he was well seen in the English classics from Chaucer downwards. A few pages of A Week yield quotations from Emerson, Ovid, Quarles, Channing, Relations des Jesuits, Gower, Lydgate, Virgil, Tennyson, Percy's Reliques, Byron, Milton, Shakespeare, Spenser, Simonides. As Lowell remarks, His literature was extensive and recondite. The truth is, Thoreau was a man of letters, whose great ambition was to study and to write books. During and after his college career, Thoreau taught school, like the hero of Elsie Venner. He is quite frank about this episode. As I did not teach for the good of my fellow-men, but simply for a livelihood, this was a failure. Brief as was his apprenticeship to the
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.), Index (search)
James, 404 Pater, Walter, 103 Paulding, James K., 150, 162, 167, 241 Paul revere's Ride, 39 Payne, William Morton, 63 n. Paying too dear for one's Whistle, 215 Peabody, Elizabeth, 20 Peabody, Sophia, 20 Peabody, Institute, 338 Peacock, Gibson, 337, 342 Pearl, the, 369 Peaslee, Mary, 42 Pencillings by the way, 187 Pennsylvania Gazette, the, 178 Pennsylvania journal, the, 178 Pennsylvania Packet, the, 178 Pentucket, 48 Percival, James Gates, 167 Percy, Bishop, 3 Perils of Pearl Street, the, 152 Perry, Bliss, 263 n. Persius, 10 Peterkin papers, 408 Peter Parley. See Goodrich, S. G. Peter Rugg, the Missing man, 369 n. Peterson, Charles J., 168 Peterson, Henry, 281 Peter the Great, 136 Petroleum V. Nasby. See Locke, D. R. Pfaff's restaurant, 268 Phelps, Austen, 208 Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart. See Ward, Elizabeth S. P. Philanthropist, the, 45 Philip II, 129, 136, 139, 146 Philo Judaeus, 211 Philos
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Lydia Maria child. (search)
titled Isaac T. Hopper; a true life. This gave another new sensation to the public, for her books never seemed to repeat each other, and belonged to almost as many different departments as there were volumes. The critics complained that this memoir was a little fragmentary, a series of interesting stories without sufficient method or unity of conception. Perhaps it would have been hard to make it otherwise. Certainly, as the book stands, it seems like the department of Benevolence in the Percy anecdotes, and serves as an encyclopedia of daring and noble charities. Her next book was the most arduous intellectual labor of her life, and, as often happens in such cases, the least profitable in the way of money. The progress of religious ideas through successive ages was published in three large volumes, in 1855. She had begun it long before, in New York, with the aid of the Mercantile Library and the Commercial Library, then the best in the city. It was finished in Wayland, with
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