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The Daily Dispatch: May 10, 1864., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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An Inexhaustible bottle.--At the encampment of the First Massachusetts regiment, near the Chain Bridge, above Washington, a pleasant discovery was made. Noticing a leaky spot on the hillside, an ingenious Yankee inserted a bottle, with the bottom knocked off, and a copious stream of pure water spouted forth. It is called the inexhaustible bottle, but, unlike that of the wizard, it gives forth but one kind of beverage — a health-giving and purifying fluid, .such as slaked the thirst of the Israelites when Moses smote the rock, and which the Saviour of mankind imbibed when he met the good woman at the well of Samaria.--National Intelligencer, June 28.
hewing timber. The chamfer of the edge is all on one side, the flat side of the bit going against the wood. The handle has a crook, so that the knuckles are not grazed against the timber when hewing. The Israelites west of the Jordan had but small advantages of timber, and. were not skillful hewers. They imported axemen and timber. Lebanon had cedar and fir; Bashan had oak. The kings of Syria and Egypt fought for their possession for centuries. Even firewood was scarce in Judea and Samaria. The poor widows gathered a bundle of sticks then as now. Dung and hay used for heating ovens, Ezekiel IV. 12-15, Matt. VI. 30. Brushwood also,— as the crackling of thorns under a pot, etc. Broadcast Sower. (Husbandry.) A machine which spreads the seed regularly upon the surface of the ground, in contradistinction to a drill which sows the seed in rows. Number of several seeds in a bushel, and number per square foot upon an area of an acre:— Number.Square Foot. Timot<
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Appendix (search)
the wise, The holy men and maids of old, In the all-sacred pages told; Of Rachel, stooped at Haran's fountains Amid her father's thirsty flock, Beautiful to her kinsman seeming As the bright angels of his dreaming, On Padan-aran's holy rock; Of gentle Ruth, and her who kept Her awful vigil on the mountains, By Israel's virgin daughters wept; Of Miriam, with her maidens, singing The song for grateful Israel meet, While every crimson wave was bringing The spoils of Egypt at her feet; Of her, Samaria's humble daughter, Who paused to hear, beside her well, Lessons of love and truth, which fell Softly as Shiloh's flowing water; And saw, beneath his pilgrim guise, The Promised One, so long foretold By holy seer and bard of old, Revealed before her wondering eyes! Slowly she faded. Day by day Her step grew weaker in our hall, And fainter, at each even-fall, Her sad voice died away. Yet on her thin, pale lip, the while, Sat Resignation's holy smile: And even my father checked his tread,
wer to the invaded country.--Indeed, his immense force rendered the idea of opposition ridiculous. The message he sent to the King of Israel, when he came before Samaria, was as audacious as the manifestoes of Lincoln and his Generals: "Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives, also, and thy children, even the goodliest, are minat first appalled by the odds against him, returned an answer which only had the effect of increasing the truculence of Benhadad, who replied that he would reduce Samaria to dust, which would then not suffice to give handfuls to all the men of his numerous host. Roused to the exigency by such a message, the King of Israel sent bac King of Israel, forewarned of its approach, though his utmost preparations bore no comparison to the Syrian power, resolved that he would not again be shut up in Samaria, but that the contest should be in the open country. The army of Israel, in front of its colossal opponent, is described by the sacred historian as looking "like