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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
piles were driven and cofferdams made at acute angles to the shore; nor did they understand that the flow of the waters being retarded in these angles, sediment was deposited, land made, and the river, in consequence, forced back and confined to its channels on the St. Louis side. While thus professionally engaged it occurred to him that he would like to possess a seal with the family's Coat of Arms, and he writes to an Alexandria cousin about it: St. Louis, August 20, 1838. My Dear Cassius and Cousin: I believe I once spoke to you on the subject of getting for me the Crest, Coat of Arms, etc., of the Lee family, and which, sure enough, you never did. My object in making the request is for the purpose of having a seal cut with the impression of said Coat, which I think is due from a man of my large family to his posterity, and which I have thought, perhaps foolishly enough, might as well be right as wrong. If, therefore, you can assist me in this laudable enterprise I shall b
atic Convention at, 245. Cincinnati Enquirer, The, 392; citation from, 406. Cincinnati Gazette, The, citation from, 524. Clark, John B., of Mo., 304-5; expelled from the House for treason, 562; a Rebel Brigadier. 574. Clark, Daniel, of N. H., 381; his substitute for the Crittenden Compromise, 382; 387; 403; allusion to, 508; his resolve to expel Rebel members, 560; 570. Clark, M. L., of Mo., 574; at Wilson's Creek, 582. Clarksburg, Va., surrender of Rebels at, 520. Clay, Cassius M., in the Chicago Convention, 321; commands the volunteers at Washington, 470. Clay, James B., of Ky., in the Peace Conference, 399; allusion to, 509. Clay, Henry, 18; President of the Colonization Society, 72; opposes the Missouri Restriction, 75; his injunction to the Missouri delegate, 80; 90; introduces his Compromise Tariff, 101; defends the Cherokees, 102; proposes Emancipation in Kentucky, 111; 148-9; is written to by Tyler in 1825, 154; 155; 15; his letter to The National Int
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Recollections of the Elkhorn campaign. (search)
knew he was swimming for his life. I stood ready with my sash to throw out to him, but he soon struck bottom at the very shore, and scrambled out. The day was very bleak; and after crossing over the river we halted for two hours in a very comfortless house, where Van Dorn made an ineffectual effort to dry his clothes, which resulted in the severest attack of chill and fever I ever saw. It clung to him throughout the campaign, and except when in the presence of the enemy, made him quake as Cassius tells us Caesar did. I revert to this whole march as peculiarly devoid of interest or pleasure. The country was monotonous and unpicturesque, while some of the people were ignorant of the causes and objects of the war and unsympathetic with us; but there were many honorable exceptions to this, and every night of our five days trip we received hospitable entertainment in the house of an Arkansas planter; and every night we each slept in a feather bed, which closed about us like a poultic
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The spirit of 1861--correspondence of General R. E. Lee. (search)
r? I am not so in purpose and motive. Perhaps I mistake my calling. I think as a Christian and as a Christian minister I cannot err in wishing and praying for peace. Our great national questions cannot be settled except in time of peace. Oh, may that peace come now, at the beginning, instead of the end of a fearful conflict. So praying, I am sure of your sympathy, and subscribe myself, Most sincerely, your friend, James May. C. F. Lee, Esq. Richmond, 25 April, 1861. My Dear Cassius — I have received your letter of 23d. I am sorry your nephew has left his college and become a soldier. It is necessary that the persons on my staff should have a knowledge of their duties, and an experience of the wants of the service, to enable me to attend to other matters. It would otherwise give me great pleasure to take your nephew. I shall remember him if anything can be done. I am much obliged to you for Dr. May's letter. Express to him my gratitude for his sentiments, and tel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bland, Theodoric, 1742-1790 (search)
Bland, Theodoric, 1742-1790 Military officer; born in Prince George county, Va., in 1742; was, by his maternal side, fourth in descent from Pocahontas (q. v.), his mother being Jane Rolfe. John Randolph was his nephew. He received the degree of M. D. at Edinburgh, returned home in 1764, and practised medicine. Bland led volunteers in opposing Governor Dunmore, and published some bitter letters against that officer over the signature of Cassius. He became captain of the 1st Troop of Virginia cavalry, and joined the main Continental army as lieutenant-colonel in 1777. Brave, vigilant, and judicious, he was intrusted with the command of Burgoyne's captive troops at Albemarle Barracks in Virginia; and was member of the Continental Congress in 1780-83. In the legislature and in the convention of his State he opposed the adoption of the national Constitution; but represented Virginia in the first Congress held under it, dying while it was in session. Colonel Bland was a poet as
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Book and heart: essays on literature and life, Chapter 4: a world outside of science (search)
f Darwin's limitations may be scarcely less valuable than that of his achievements. By his strength he revolutionized the world of science. By his weakness he gave evidence that there is a world outside of science. We cannot, on the one side, deny that Darwin represented the highest type of scientific mind. Nor can we, on the other, deny the value and validity of what he ignored. Of the studies that became extinguished in him, we can say, as Tacitus said when the images of Brutus and Cassius were not carried in the procession: Eo magis praefulgebant quia non visebantur; or, as Emerson yet more tersely translates it, They glared through their absences. It would be easy to multiply testimonies from high scientific authority to this limitation and narrowing of the purely scientific mind. One such recent testimony may be found in an important report of the head of the chemical department of Harvard University, Prof. Josiah P. Cooke; and another in that very remarkable paper in th
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 3: the Clerical appeal.—1837. (search)
rer of the dead. The gentleman said that he should sink into insignificance if he dared to gainsay the principles of these resolutions. Austin declared them the familiar doctrines of our bill of rights in language weakened by expansion, and only objectionable in their particular application. Sir, for the sentiments he has uttered, on soil consecrated by the prayers of Puritans and the blood of patriots, the earth should have yawned and swallowed him up! Like the images of Brutus and Cassius in the Imperial procession, Mr. Garrison was all the more conspicuous because he did not appear before the public as in any way a mover or participant in what was meant to be a citizens' demonstration, in defence of the liberty of discussion, without regard to its object. In the private counsels of the managers of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, but for whom there would have been no such demonstration, he shared as usual. As a spectator only he attended the meeting. Yesterday for
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 8: American political writing, 1760-1789 (search)
ibuted. With the adjournment of the Convention in September, and the submission of the Constitution to ratifying conventions in the states, the public became for the first time acquainted with the pending scheme of government; and the great debate on ratification began. The newspapers teemed with political essays, and pamphlets multiplied. The Constitution lacked neither friends nor foes. On the side of the Constitution were James Sullivan of Massachusetts, with his eleven letters of Cassius; Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut, with thirteen letters of A Landholder; Roger Sherman of the same state, who contributed five letters of A Countryman and two of A Citizen of New Haven; and John Dickinson, in his Letters of Fabius. The opposing views of the Anti-federalists were vigorously set forth by Agrippa, whose eighteen letters are probably to be ascribed to James Winthrop of Massachusetts; by George Clinton of New York, who published seven letters under the name of Cato; by Robert Y
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)
83, 282 Candid examination of the neutral claims of great Britain and the colonies, a, 138 Captain Barney's victory over the General monk, 183 Captain John Smith of Virginia, 18 n. Captain Morgan or the Conspiracy Unveiled, 227 Carlyle, 4, 332, 339, 350, 354, 357, 361 Carmen Seculare (Lewis), 151 Cartwright, John, 212 Caruthers, Dr., William Alexander, 312 Carver, Captain, Jonathan, 186, 188, 191, 192-194, 202, 205, 209, 212, 213 Cassique of Kiawah, the, 317 Cassius, Letters of, 148 Castles in the air, 273 Catechistical guide to sinners, 116 Cato's letters, 118, I18 n., 148 Caty-did, the, 183 Causes of the American Discontents before 1768, 140 Cavaliers of Virginia, the, 312 Censor, 121 Chainbearer, the, 305 Chambers, Ephraim, 115 Chamfort, 188 Champions of freedom, the, 292 Chanfrau, F. J., 228, 229 Channing, W. E. (1780-1842), 86, 330-332, 344, 345 Channing, William Ellery (younger), 341 Channing, William Henry
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 7: the Concord group (search)
rase and that phrase into a word. Emerson himself said of the Greeks that they anticipated by their very language what the best orator could say; and neither Greek precision nor Roman vigor could produce a phrase that Emerson could not match. Who stands in all literature as the master of condensation if not Tacitus? Yet Emerson, in his speech at the antiKansas meeting in Cambridge, quoted that celebrated remark by Tacitus as to the ominousness of the fact that the effigies of Brutus and Cassius were not carried at a certain state funeral; and in translating it Emerson bettered the original. The indignant phrase of Tacitus is, Praefulgebant . . eo ipso quod . . non visebantur, They shone conspicuous from the very fact that they were not seen, thus enforcing a moral lesson in fourteen Latin syllables; but Emerson gives it in seven English syllables and translates it, even more powerfully: They glared through their absences. After all it is such tests as this which give literary im
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