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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A grand meeting in New Orleans on the 25th of April in behalf of the Southern Historical Society. (search)
so true, so devoted, have dropped a tear on a sacrifice so untimely slain upon her altar? Then I repeat it, such men do not belong to us alone. Shall their memories fade, and rising generations not feel the influence of such grand examples? May it not well come to pass that in some hour of the country's need, future generations, aware of the grandeur and the virtue of those men, will in a moment of disaster cry out like the ancient Scot: O for an hour of Wallace wight Or well-trained Bruce To lead the fight, And cry St. Andrew and our right. In some future struggle when the energy of the country may be taxed to its utmost, will you then find such men as those who have illustrated our recent history? They may arise, and that result will certainly be promoted by the course which has been advocated here to-night. Let the rising generation learn what their fathers did, and let them learn the still better lesson to emulate not only the deeds, but the motives which prompted th
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), chapter 11 (search)
ject glass of a photographic telescope. Of course the prismatic hues are not reproduced on the plate, but the lines are very distinctly marked, and can be studied at leisure. The most interesting of all the photographic telescopes is the new Bruce telescope. This has an aperture of twenty-four inches, and is the largest photographic telescope yet made. The glass is by Alvan Clark of our city. This telescope has been in use now for more than a year, and it reveals stars that never have b, it possesses unrivalled meteorological advantages. The air is wonderfully clear and pure. Add to these natural advantages the fact that it is almost the only observatory in the southern hemisphere, and its importance will be appreciated. The Bruce telescope will be an important addition to its facilities. The photographs are stored in a commodious building where a gifted woman, Mrs. Fleming, with her assistants examines the plates. She is in charge of this branch of the work at the Obs
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Wordsworth. (search)
my arms burd Helen dropt, That died to succor me! O, think ye not my heart was sair When my love dropt down and spake na mair? compare this with,— Proud Gordon cannot bear the thoughts That through his brain are travelling, And, starting up, to Bruce's heart He launched a deadly javelin: Fair Ellen saw it when it came, And, stepping forth to meet the same, Did with her body cover The Youth, her chosen lover. And Bruce (as soon as he had slain The Gordon) sailed away to Spain, And fought withBruce (as soon as he had slain The Gordon) sailed away to Spain, And fought with rage incessant Against the Moorish Crescent. These are surely the verses of an attorney's clerk penning a stanza when he should engross. It will be noticed that Wordsworth here also departs from his earlier theory of the language of poetry by substituting a javelin for a bullet as less modern and familiar. Had he written,— And Gordon never gave a hint, But, having somewhat picked his flint, Let fly the fatal bullet That killed that lovely pullet, it would hardly have seemed more like
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing), chapter 10 (search)
human-kind. It was but after the usual order of our discordant life. —where Purgatory lies so nigh to Paradise,—that she should thence be summoned to pass a Sunday with the prisoners at Sing-Sing. This was the period when; in fulfilment of the sagacious and humane counsels of Judge Edmonds, a system of kind discipline, combined with education, was in practice at that penitentiary, and when the female department was under the matronly charge of Mrs. E. W. Farnum, aided by Mrs. Johnson, Miss Bruce, and other ladies, who all united sisterly sympathy with energetic firmness. Margaret thus describes her impressions:— We arrived on Saturday evening, in such resplendent moonlight, that we might have mistaken the prison for a palace, had we not known but too well what those massive walls contained. Sunday morning we attended service in the chapel of the male convicts. They listened with earnest attention, and many were moved to tears. I never felt such sympathy with an audience <
Concord and Lexington, Apr. 18, 1775 Glad to return to Boston, Apr. 19, 1775 Make a play-house of Faneuil Hall, Jan. 11, 1776 Evacuate the town to ships in harbor, Mar. 17, 1776 Driven from the harbor by Washington, June 14, 1776 Brown, John entraps a sheriff and posse in manufactory house, Oct. 16, 1768 The abolitionist, hanged in Virginia, Dec. 2, 1859 Meeting, disturbance at Tremont Temple, Dec. 3, 1860 Brownlow, Gov given a public reception, May 12, 1862 Bruce, Sir Robt died at the Tremont House, Sep. 19, 1867 Bulfinch, Charles was Selectman in Boston the last 22 years, Mar. 8, 1818 Bunker Hill Monument Corner-stone laid, June 17, 1825 Procession numbering 25000, Sep. 10, 1840 Cap-stone laid, July 23, 1842 Completed, great celebration, June 17, 1843 Burnside, Gen given a public reception in Boston, Jan. 22, 1864 Burrill, Charles claims $300,000 for filling military quota, Apr. 4, 1866 Burroughs, Stephen a
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egiment: Davis, J. Lucius, colonel; Duke, Richard Thomas Walker, colonel; Fry, Hugh Walker, Jr., major; Harrison, Randolph, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Hill, James C., major; Richardson, John H., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Wise, Peyton, major, lieutenant-colonel. Forty-sixth Militia regiment: Johnson, John H., colonel. Forty-seventh Cavalry battalion (consolidated with Forty-sixth battalion to form Twenty-sixth Cavalry): Harman, William N., major. Forty-seventh Infantry regiment: Bruce, James D., major, lieutenant-colonel; Green, Charles J., major; Green, William J., lieutenant-colonel; Lyell, John W., lieutenant-colonel; Mayo, Robert M., major, colonel; Richardson, George W., colonel; Tayloe, Edward Poinsett, major. Forty-seventh Militia regiment: Harris, Benjamin J., major. Forty-eighth Infantry regiment: Campbell, James C., major; Campbell, John A., colonel; Dungan, Robert H., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Fans, Wilson, major; Garnett, Thomas S., lieutenantcol-onel
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
ature, and immediately afterward he was a member of the convention of 1865 and of the legislature next following, and was elected to the State senate for four years in 1881. From 1891 to 1894 he was engaged in the correction of the indexes of the records of the secretary of state's office, and in 1894 was appointed postmaster of Columbia by President Cleveland. By his marriage in 1848 to Victoria C., daughter of Dr. John McLemon, of Florida, Colonel Wallace has six children living: Andrew, Bruce, William, Edward, Barton, and Margaret I. After the death of his first wife he married, in 1876, Mrs. Fannie C. Mobley, nee Means. William Lewis Wallace, M. D., was practicing his profession in 1861, after full preparation for it, when his duties were arrested by the alarm of Federal invasion. He was a member of a volunteer company called Marion's Men of Winyah. This company being called into service in May, 1861, Dr. Wallace accompanied it as a private for six months, and when the com
he people are turning out, from fifty to sixty. Mississippi is more seriously threatened than ever before. Reinforcements necessary. Send me arms and ammunition. Our people will fight. And so, from 60,001 free white men in the State in 1860-61 between ages of 21 and 50, Mississippi on August 1, 1863, had furnished to the Confederacy 63,908 volunteer soldiers. (See House Journal, November, 1862, and November, 1863, appendix, p. 76.) There has been no such exhibition of patriotism since Bruce and Wallace left the craigs of Scotland for battle. After the surrender of Island No.10, General Beauregard ordered the destruction of cotton along the Mississippi river, to prevent its falling into the hands of the enemy, and apprehensions were entertained that Vicksburg might soon be attacked by the Federals. Some troops were sent there, and fortifications were begun under Capt. D. B. Harris, chief of engineers. Colonel Autry was at this time military commander at Vicksburg. Capt.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The monument at Munfordsville. (search)
heart—aye, and the hearts of thousands of my countrymen—were with you in that hour of agony. We felt, instinctively, that you were fighting for your hearths and homes, and I know no greater heroes in the annals of the Old or New Worlds than Generals Lee or Jackson, and many other of your leaders. Why, to us Scotchmen, these men appeared, not only as brilliant commanders, but as the very incarnation of patriotism and self-sacrifice, recalling to us the magic names of our Wallace and of our Bruce. True, your leaders did not win success, but they did better, they deserved it; and even the graves of your dear departed proclaim the truth, that there is no nobler sentiment or abiding virtue than the love of country and of independence. They are gone, but their spirits still dwell among us. What might have been, under different auspices, and had success crowned your leaders' arms, I know not; but of this I am certain, that they have bequeathed to you a heritage of patriotism and renow
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