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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 17 (search)
it was a masterly strategic movement of McClellan, and a premeditated change of base from the Pamunky to the James; and that he will certainly take Richmond in a week and end the rebellion. July 3 Our wounded are now coming in fast, under the direction of the Ambulance Committee. I give passports to no one not having legitimate business on the field to pass the pickets of the army. There is no pilfering on this field of battle; no Plug Ugly detectives stripping dead colonels, and, Falstaff like, claiming to be made either Earl or Duke for killing them. So great is the demand for vehicles that the brother of a North Carolina major, reported mortally wounded, paid $100 for a hack to bring his brother into the city. He returned with him a few hours after, and, fortunately, found him to be not even dangerously wounded. I suffer no physicians not belonging to the army to go upon the battle-field without taking amputating instruments with them, and no private vehicle witho
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIII. February, 1863 (search)
-day, a young rat came out of its hole and seemed to beg for something to eat; she held out some bread, which it ate from her hand, and seemed grateful. Several others soon appeared, and were as tame as kittens. Perhaps we shall have to eat them! February 12 Congress has not yet restricted the class of exempts, and the work of conscription drags heavily along. All under forty-five must be called, else the maximum of the four hundred regiments cannot be kept up. It reminds me of Jack Falstaff's mode of exemption. The numerous employees of the Southern Express Co. have been let off, after transporting hither, for the use of certain functionaries, sugars, etc. from Alabama. And so in the various States, enrolling and other officers are letting thousands of conscripts slip through their hands. February 13 There is a rumor in the papers that something like a revolution is occurring, or has occurred, in the West; and it is stated that the Federal troops demand the recall o
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, L. (search)
y the Commission, in feeling terms. He concluded his response in these words: And I desire also to add to what I have said, that there is one association whose object and motives I have never heard in any degree impugned or questioned; and that is the Christian Commission. And in these days of villany, as Shakspeare says, that is a record, gentlemen, of which you may justly be proud! Upon the conclusion of the ceremony, he added, in a conversational tone, I believe, however, it is old Jack Falstaff who talks about villany, though of course Shakspeare is responsible. After the customary hand-shaking, which followed, several gentlemen came forward and asked the President for his autograph. One of them gave his name as Cruikshank. That reminds me, said Mr. Lincoln, of what I used to be called when a young man--long-shanks. Hereupon the rest of the party, emboldened by the success of the few, crowded around the desk, and the President good naturedly wrote his name for each; the
The Merry Wives in Italian. --The translation of Shakespeare's "Merry Wives" into the Italian libretto of Nicolai's opera involves some very amusing lingual oddities. Nothing seems less adapted to the soft Italian tongue than the vigorous, coarse English of this play. Thus Jack Falstaff is translated into Sir Giovanni Falstaff; the "Merry Wives" are le mogli scherzanti; and Falstaff's cry for "sack" is rendered ola da ber portato — dov'e l mio sack?
ve received a check at least, if not a repulse, in the Senate to-day.--Mr. Sumner, who had expected to advance his cause by procuring the publication of reports of executive agents who have traversed the South since the practical close of the war, was badly set back. The report of General Grant, based upon actualities of a very late day, being sent in to the Senate, created a great sensation. To an experienced observer, the appearance of things on the Republican side indicates what Jack Falstaff denominated a state of general. "dissolution and thaw," looking to a division on the main question, unless the radicals abate their haughty pretensions. The Republican breaks ground this evening against General Grant. It has also, by indirection in the nature of special pleading, done so to the Administration. The President has approved the sentence of a military court held in Georgia, wherein a colored man called Isaac was sentenced to be hung for killing his former master.