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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
s Ellis, Richmond--A package of war newspapers carefully selected and preserved because of something valuable in each. Ordinances adopted by the Convention of Virginia in secret session in April and May, 1861. Virginia: Ordinance of secession. Report of the Chief of Ordnance of Virginia (Colonel C. Dimmock), for the year ending September 30th, 1861. Message of the Governor of Virginia (Hon. John Letcher), December 7th, 1863. Letter from General C. F. Henningsen in reply to the letter of Victor Hugo on the Harper's Ferry invasion. Discourse on the life and Caracter of Lieutenant-General Thomas J. Jackson, by General F. H. Smith, Superintendent Virginia military Institute, read befor the Board of Visitors, Faculty and cadets, July 1st, 1863, together with proceedings of the Institution in honor of the illustrious deceased. from the American Colonization Society--a full set of the annual reports, addresses, &c., of the Society. Memorial of the Semi-Centennial anniversary of the Am
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gettysburg — the battle on the right. (search)
historical articles contributed to the press within the last twelve months by writers from different sections of the Union, but none of them have interested me so much as those on the Pennsylvania campaign and the battle of Gettysburg, because I have always regarded the battle as the turning point in the great struggle--the war between the States --which culminated in the overthrow of the Confederacy. I am not a fatalist, nor a believer in destiny, and hence cannot say of Gettysburg, as Victor Hugo did of Waterloo, that God passed over the battle field. I believe in responsibility for human conduct, and although the Federals greatly outnumbered the Confederates, yet the disparity was not so great as on many other fields where the latter had been completely victorious. The army under Lee was. never much stronger numerically, nor its condition better than at Gettysburg. The rank and file were never more confident of success. I therefore conclude that some one blundered. Modesty w
n of Mr. Carlyle resembled in style his published writings. It was racy, suggestive, thoughtful, matterful. From England Mr. Sumner went to Paris, where he found ready access to the highest literary circles. His knowledge of the French language and literature enabled him to appreciate the brilliant intellectual society of the French capital. He made the acquaintance and secured the friendship of the gifted poet Alphonse de Lamartine, then becoming liberal in his political views; of Victor Hugo, then struggling into fame; of M. Alexis de Tocqueville, who had recently published the first part of his great work on Democracy in America; and of other well-known authors. Not a moment of his time was wasted. He attended the debates of the Chamber of Deputies, and the lectures of all the eminent professors in different departments,--at the Sorbonne, at the College of France, and particularly in the Law School. In Paris, says Mr. Sumner, in his argument against separate colored sch
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 33: illiteracy in America. (search)
lliteracy very much. The German immigrants, as a rule, can read and write. The Mongol immigrants, as a rule, can read and write. I have never seen a male Chinese who could not read, and very few who could not write — in their own tongue. Out of sixty-three thousand Chinese reported in the census, six thousand are returned as illiterate, but in many towns, probably in most towns, illiteracy was taken by the census marshals to mean inability to read and write English--a rule under which Victor Hugo and Father Secchi would be classed as illiterate. Of course the poorer class of Irish help to swell the list. Pat is the bad lot of American statists; for with all his mirth and fire-his poetry, his sentiment, and his humour-he has few of the mechanical advantages of education. He can only make his mark, and swell the black list of the marshal's returns. Yet a vast majority of the illiterates in the census are American-born. Out of the five million six hundred thousand persons in
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 4: in active journalism (search)
of affairs, but in the provisions of the new constitution which were then under discussion, is apparent in every line. He attended the daily session of the Assembly, and listened with the closest attention to the debates in which such men as Victor Hugo and Felix Pyat, General Cavaignac and General Baraguay d'hilliers took part. His analysis of the questions and the discussions which followed is most searching. It constitutes an excellent bit of reporting, but in the progress of later yearsess or in the legislature. They present with impartial candor the fervid eloquence of Lamartine, the unimpassioned conservatism of De Tocqueville, the sturdy resolution of Cavaignac, the shifty statesmanship of Thiers, and the lofty patriotism of Hugo. They note with approval or disapproval both the small men and the great, as they passed across the stage, and it may well be doubted if any Newspaper in the world, at that time, presented a more animated or a more truthful picture of the notable
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
Hive, The, 44. Hoar, E. Rockwood, 410, 412, 418, 419. Holman, the Great Objector, 459. Holt, 182. Hood, General, 343, 346, 349, 350, 351, 355, 356. Hooker, General, 268, 275, 278, 283, 284-286, 291. Hooper, 354. Horace, quotation from, 56. Hosmer, Rev. Mr., 18. Household Book of Poetry, 54, 157, 158, 174, 175, 177, 288, 289, 501, 503. Hovey, General, 223, 246. Howard, General, 278, 285, 291, 292. Hudson, Frederick, 128, 486. Hudson, Lieutenant-Colonel, 366. Hugo, Victor, 67, 72. Human Restlessness and divine Providence, 113. Humphreys, General, 325. Hungary, 80, 81, 86, 88, 96. Hunter, General, 194, 323, 331, 336, 337, 342, 453. Huntington, Susanna, 1, 2. Huntington, William Henry, 173, 175, 212, 243, 394. Hurlbut, General, 205, 225, 302. I. Icaria, 94. Indianapolis, Indiana, 276, 347. Internal revenue, 466, 467. Irish cause, 475. Irish repeal. 53. Island No.10, 191. Italy, 79-81, 88, 89. J. Jackson, city of, 209, 212,
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 5: Bryant and the minor poets (search)
f his imagination; the earth itself as the sepulchre of man; and, like one great primeval landscape, the mountain, the sea, the wind, the river, the seasons, the plain, the forest that undergo small change from their reality, take on few subjective peculiarities, by virtue of an imagination that seems, as it were, to absorb rather than to create its objects,--in this more like the world of phenomena in Lucretius than, say, in Tennyson, or in the partially Lucretian Meredith, certainly than in Hugo, to whom nature becomes so often monstrous and grotesque. And yet Bryant's imagination has its characteristic modes of relating its objects. Three or four huge and impressive metaphors underlie a great part of his poetry: the past as a place, an underworld, The figure is in Kirke White's Time: Where are conceal'd the days which have elapsed? Hid in the mighty cavern of the past, They rise upon us only to appal, By indistinct and half-glimpsed images. This is doubtless one of the
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)
43, 45-48 Hope Leslie, 310 Hopkins, John, 156 Hopkins, Lemuel, 164, 174 Hopkins, Dr., Samuel, 330 Hopkins, Stephen, 127, 128 Hopkinson, Francis, 122, 167, 177, 215-216 Horace, 161 Horse-Shoe Robinson, 311 Houdetot, Countess de, 199 House of fame, 176 House of night, the, 181, 183 Howard, Martin, 128, 129 Howe, Julia Ward, 223 Howe, Lord, 91, 99 Howe, Sir, William, 145, 226 Hubbard, Rev., William, 25, 27, 28, 47 Hudibras, 112, 118, 171, 172, 173, 287 Hugo, Victor, 269 Humboldt, 187 Hume, 27, 29, 91, 97, 287 Humphreys, David, 164, 169, 174 Hunt, Leigh, 242 Hunter, Governor, Richard, 215 Hunter, William, 96 Hurlbert, W. H., 230 Hutchins, 190 Hutchinson, Anne, 28 Hutchinson, Thomas, 20, 28-30, 37 n.,99, 132, 133 Hutchinson Letters, 134 Hylas and Philonous, 58 Hymn of the sea, a, 277 I Idle man, the, 240 Iliad, 11, 12 Imlay, Gilbert, 191 In a forest, 263 n. Independent journal, 148 Independent Refl
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
ell's faults at a dinner-talk, when his opponent flung back a glowing record of the great Irishman's virtues. Smith looked down a moment. Well, such a man,--such a mixture; the only way would be to hang him first, and then erect a statue to him under the gallows. A disputed statue rising out of a sea of angry contempt, half-hearted admiration, and apologetic eulogy, reminds me of the Frenchman tottering up, at eighty years old, to vote for Louis Bonaparte. Why, he is a scoundrel, said Victor Hugo. True,--very true,--but he is a necessary scoundrel. Ah, as the Greek said, many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise. These Cambridge Professors and fair-weather eulogists have no ability to measure Webster,--either his capacity or his faults. They were dazzled blind by the splendor of his endowments, they were lost in the tumult of his vices. Theodore Parker's estimate is the truest ever made. History will adopt it as her verdict. His head and heart were the onl
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 16 (search)
take that out in the wet! she exclaimed. Never, while I live! This is just like Mr. Everett's free speech, always laid up in cotton! [Laughter and applause.] They say, if you stand on the prairie of an August night at full moon, you can hear the corn grow, so quick are nature's processes out there. Had you been by Governor Seward that day, you might have heard him grow. [Loud applause.] And as Seward grows, so grow millions of others, and so the world moves. The sword, says Victor Hugo, is but a hideous flash in the darkness,--Right is an eternal ray. Wait! Be patient In 1760, what Boston rebel boys felt, James Otis spoke, George Washington achieved, and Everett praises to-day. The same routine will go on. What fanatics feel, Garrison prints, some future Seward will achieve, and, at the safe distance of half a century, some courtly Everett will embalm in matchless panegyrics. [Cheers.] You see exactly what my hopes rest upon. Growth! The Republican party have und
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