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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 prad 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-icity of childhood. It is nature that attracts us, as nature will always attract. In childhood, we read the life of Marion with eager curiosity. The author received all his intelligence from Col. Hugh Horry. --A gentleman told us, many years ais veracity somewhat into question. We know not whether this was so or not; but we do know that Mr. Sims, in his life of Marion--a far more pretentious work — has told us nothing that Weems had not told before, and has added nothing to what Weems ha