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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
Lay nothing too much to heart. Desire nothing too eagerly, nor think that all things can be perfectly accomplished according to our own notions. Mr. Custis, of Arlington, was very fond of cats, and his large yellow Tom was his constant attendant. Some of his household naturally grew fond of these animals, his son-in-law being among them. Lieutenant-Colonel Lee would not cut the skirt of his robe, as did Mohammed, to prevent disturbing his cat, which was sleeping on it, nor, like Cardinal Wolsey, give audience with a cat seated beside him, nor let his cat rest among his papers and books, as did Richelieu, nor wish a statue with his right hand resting on his cat, as did Whittington, the famous Lord Mayor of London, but he liked to see a well-fed puss, such as Gray described in his ode On the death of a favorite cat : Her conscious tail her joy disclosed, The fair round face, the snowy beard, The relish of her paws; Her coat that with the tortoise vies, Her ears of jet and em
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
ion, 10. White House, 164, 167. White Oak Swamp, 153, 162. White, Professor, 281. White, William, of Lexington, 406. Whiting, General W. H. C., 155. Whittier, Colonel, of Humphreys's staff, 391. Wickham family, the, 305. Wigfall, Senator, of Texas, 332. Wilcox's brigade at Gettysburg, 279-297. Wilderness, battles of the, 329. Wilderness tavern, 247, 329. William and Mary College, 33. William the Conqueror, 2, 141, 278. Williams, General, Seth, 262, 389, 390. Windsor Forest estate, 18. Windsor, General, Charles, 180. Wirtz, Captain, trial of, 407. Wise, General Henry A., 76, xno, 113, 117, 118, 119, 123, 347. Withers, John, 150. Wolsey, Cardinal, mentioned, 65. Wool, General John E., 34, 35. Worth, General William J., 400. Wright, General H. G., succeeds Sedgwick, 334. Yellow Tavern, battle of, 337. Yorktown, 136. Young Napoleon, 114. Ziegler's Grove at Gettysburg, 296. Zook, General, killed at Gettysburg, 302. The End.
cringing victim. On this occasion she was brought before the curtain again and again, the whole audience, from orchestra to the top gallery, rising to their feet and cheering wildly. In imagination I can to this day see her majestic figure as she appeared to acknowledge the encores. She followed the next night (her benefit) with Mrs. Haller, in Kotzebue's play, The Stranger, and as Mrs. Simpson in Simpson & company, to a superb audience of appreciative admirers. Lady MacBETHeth, Cardinal Wolsey, and Nancy Sykes were also given at the earnest request of a large number of distinguished people, who signed a petition to her to gratify them by prolonging the engagement seven nights. Each night the house was as full as the managers dared to allow. One never tired of seeing her. She was the personification of power and grace, and so forceful that one was impressed by her peerless physical and mental strength, and yet she seemed as gentle as a child. Few women have left a deeper i
William H. Seward to utter the atrocious sentiment which has been recorded against him, in these pages. Mr. Seward is now an old man, and he has the satisfaction of reflecting that he is responsible for more of the woes which have fallen upon the American people, than any other citizen of the once proud republic. He has worked, from first to last, for self, and he has met with the usual reward of the selfish—the contempt and neglect of all parties. He has need to utter the prayer of Cardinal Wolsey, and to add thereto, Forgive, O Lord! him who never did forgive. With the permission of the reader, I will make another brief reference to Naval History, to show how gallant men regard the saving of life, from such disasters during battle, as befell the Alabama; how, in other words, they cease to be the enemies of disarmed men, struggling against the elements for their lives. Destruction of L'orient at the battle of the Nile. At the battle of the Nile, fought by Lord Nelson, i
ned with brilliant hues interspersed. Carpets were introduced into England at the time of the Crusades. In the times of Edward VI. and Elizabeth of England the floors of palaces were strewn daily with rushes. This frequent change of rushes was considered to betoken an effeminacy which augured but poorly for the stability of the dynasty and the ruling families. The walls were hung with tapestry and cloths long before the floors were carpeted. In Hampton Court Palace, built by Cardinal Wolsey, the beautiful floors are yet bare and the walls covered with tapestry. In the Middle Ages carpets were used before the high altar and in certain parts of the chapter. Bedside carpets are noticed in 1301, and carpets for the royal thrones in the fifteenth century. Turkey carpets before the communion-table were used in the reigns of Edward VI., Elizabeth, and the Stuarts. The manufacture of carpets was introduced into France from Persia, in the reign of Henry IV., about 160
employed for blunderbusses, wall-pieces, and small artillery. Grape-trel′lis. A structure on which grapevines are trained. See trellis.. Previous to 1547 (time of Edward VI.) grapes were brought from Flanders to England. The vine was introduced into England in 1552. The statements of the growth of the vine in Britain (time of Julius Caesar) seem to lack confirmation. One of the largest vines in Europe is that of Hampton Court Palace, near London, the famous palace built by Cardinal Wolsey and given to Henry VIII. It is stated to have been planted in 1769, and to have produced 2,272 bunches of grapes in a season, weighing over 2,000 pounds; its stem being thirteen inches in girth. Graph. Names ending in graphs are as follows. The list is given for the convenience of those in search of a word:— Actinograph.Ichnograph. Anaglyptograph.Kinograph. Anemograph.Lithograph. Arcograph.Magnetograph. Anto-chronograph.Marigraph. Auto-typograph.Mechanograph. Barograph.
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 3: the Puritan divines, 1620-1720 (search)
of a remarkable family. After graduating at Harvard, he entered Trinity College, Dublin, where he proceeded Master of Arts. He spent some years in England, preaching there to the edification of many, until the restoration of Charles sent him back to America to become the guiding spirit of the New England hierarchy. He was by nature a politician and statesman rather than a minister, the stuff of which frocked chancellors were made; and he needed only a pliant master to have become another Wolsey or Richelieu. He liked to match his wit in diplomacy with statesmen, and he served his native land faithfully and well in the matter of wheedling Dutch William into granting a new charter to Massachusetts. A natural autocrat, he was dictatorial and domineering, bearing himself arrogantly towards all underlings, unyielding in opposition to whoever crossed his will. And in consequence he gathered about his head such fierce antagonism that in the end he failed of his ambitions, and shorn of
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index. (search)
Nathaniel Parker, 223, 224, 230, 241-243, 243 n., 262, 280 Wilson, Alexander, 163, 180, 189, 196 Wilson, James, 135 Winds, the, 271 Wing-and-wing, 302 Wingfield, Edward M., 16 Winslow, Edward, 19 Winter Piece, 273 Winthrop, James, 148 Winthrop, John, 19, 21-22, 23, 23 n., 27, 35 Wirt, William, 190, 202-203, 233, 236-237, 240 Wise, John, 52-54, 55 Witch trial at Mount Holly, a, 95 Wizard of the rock, the, 177 Wolcott, Roger, 152 Wolfe, General, 166 Wolsey, Cardinal, 49 Wollaston, William, 93 Wonder-working Providence of Zion's Saviour in New England, 23 Wood, W. B., 221, 223 n. Woodbridge, Rev., John, 154 Woodbridge, T., 55 Woodcraft, 315 Woodman, Spare that Tree, 279 Woods, William, 151 Woodworth, Samuel, 227, 227 n., 231, 279, 292 Woolman, John, 86-89, 212 Wollstonecraft, Mary, 288, 331 Woman in the nineteenth century, 343 Word of Congress, 174 Wordsworth, 183, 188, 194, 197, 212, 213,240, 262, 263, 264, 267, 268
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, The pulpit (1860). (search)
et disdain with which practical men receive an argument on any topic drawn from the opinions of such a pulpit, shows the real place it fills in our great national school. Go home, I once heard a deacon, sixty years old, sitting as judge in a criminal court, say to a clergyman of his own denomination who offered a suggestion as to the amount of punishment proper for a convict,--Go home and write your sermons; we'll take care of the world. Such a sneer our city pulpits have earned. As Cardinal Wolsey wrote to the Pope, three centuries ago, This printing will give rise to sects; and besides other dangers, the common people at last may come to believe that there is not so much use for a clergy! They have come to believe so. They do believe rightly that there's no use in a clergy who echo their hearers' prejudices, mile-stones indicating exactly how far the old stage-coach has travelled; who eschew live questions: that is, truth of importance to the passing hour, lest taking sides on
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 4: (search)
ball at Torlonia's. There I went also, afterwards, and found a brilliant and gay fete, where were assembled six or seven hundred people. The palace where it was given is the same which Henry VIII., in the days of his Catholic zeal, gave to Cardinal Wolsey, and to which the British government, long after it became Protestant, continued to lay claim. It is a fine building, especially for the purpose to which it was devoted to-night; but it seemed strange that Torlonia should thus be the heir of Henry VIII. and Cardinal Wolsey. . . . . January 19.—After passing the forenoon quietly, in our usual occupations, we dined with the Princess Gabrielli. It was a little dinner given on occasion of the Prince's birthday, and it would not be easy to find anything more characteristic of the modes of life here. We were led through three or four large and fine halls, all, however, ill furnished, and were received in another where, round a huge fireplace and a small fire, we found our host an