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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.