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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.) 32 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 31 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1 22 2 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 18 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 18 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 17 1 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 16 0 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 14 2 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 14 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 12 0 Browse Search
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under date of December 6, 1866, says: Mr. Lincoln was so unlike all the men I had ever known before or seen or known since that there is no one to whom I can compare him. In all his habits of eating, sleeping, reading, conversation, and study he was, if I may so express it, regularly irregular; that is, he had no stated time for eating, no fixed time for going to bed, none for getting up. No course of reading was chalked out. He read law, history, philosophy, or poetry; Burns, Byron, Milton, or Shakespeare and the newspapers, retaining them all about as well as an ordinary man would any one of them who made only one at a time his study. I once remarked to him that his mind was a wonder to me; that impressions were easily made upon it and never effaced. No, said he, you are mistaken; I am slow to learn, and slow to forget that which I have learned. My mind is like a piece of steel — very hard to scratch anything on it, and almost impossible after you get it there to rub it ou
others. His recitation of I saw Duncanon's Widow stand, her husband's dirk gleamed in her hand, gave new force to the verse. He was so familiar with Burns, that at almost any part of his poems he could, when given a line, go on to repeat those contiguous to it, especially The Cotter's Saturday night, and the Advice to a young friend. In after-years Clough's Poems of patriotism were great favorites with him, and the edition we have is marked all through with passages which he admired. Milton to him was a dreadful bore, while he was very familiar with Virgil, and loved to quote from him. He read parts of Tennyson, and a little of Browning, but had little sympathy with the latter. Of heroic songs, he had memorized a great number, and quoted them in intimate intercourse with his friends with appositeness. I never saw anyone who could resist the charm of these recitations, when he was in the mood. He had a lovely, high baritone voice in song, no musical culture, but a fine ear; a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reply to General Longstreet's Second paper. (search)
knows very well that there are a number of officers and men who entirely lost their right arms in the war, and are yet able to write with great facility; and it is hardly to be presumed that he suggested that appeal of the old soldier for sympathy. My suggestion had no reference to the mere mechanical task of writing, or the employment of another as his amanuensis, for if he had but done the latter he would only have followed the example of many very able writers, and among them Homer and Milton, whose blindness rendered it necessary for them to use the services of others in transferring the grandest productions. of their brains to paper. So if General Longstreet had merely employed another to commit to paper his own ideas, or to correct and render more perspicuous their expression, there would have been no impropriety in that. The objection is that the views, speculations, and criticisms of a professional newspaper writer, without military experience, should be palmed on the pub
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), The war of cavalry and negroes. (search)
hearts will fall crushed and bleeding under the wheels of this Juggernaut of fanaticism, but from the blood of the martyrs will spring the seed of the Church, and the temple of hope and freedom will be rebuilt and reconsecrated. We cannot thus be subdued. We shall rise higher, more intact and united as these ten-fold furies, thus turned loose, have to be met and confronted. Our government must develop its reserved energies, cast away forbearance, and humbly imitating the course said by Milton to have been pursued by our Creator when the devils heaved up volcanic mountains and tartarean pitch to overwhelm his angels and desolate heaven, we, too, must gather the two-edged sword, and pour out a consuming fire that will deluge the East with destruction, burning, and the horrors of despair. We can arm and equip fifty thousand of our veterans, who never fled from the face of an enemy, and can move unhurt, and almost unchallenged, from Cincinati to Boston. They can lay in ashes the
William A. Smith, DD. President of Randolph-Macon College , and Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy., Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery as exhibited in the Institution of Domestic Slavery in the United States: withe Duties of Masters to Slaves., Lecture VII: the institution of domestic slavery. (search)
we were unable to account. From the time they were first introduced into the colonies, about 1620, to the time the system may be considered as permanently established, makes a period of some hundred and fifty years. Among the eminent personages who appeared in Great Britain during this period, and did not fail to impress their genius and moral character upon the age in which they lived, we may mention, James I., Cromwell, and William III., Burnet, Tillotson, Barrow, South, with Bunyan and Milton; and also Newton and Locke. In the colonies, during this time, there lived Cotton Mather, Brainerd, Eliot, and Roger Williams; Winthrop, Sir it. Vane, and Samuel Adams, with Henry, Washington, and Franklin. These great men, and some of them eminently good men, stood connected with a numerous class of highly influential men, though inferior in position, and all together may be regarded as embodying and controlling public opinion in their day. Some of them were preeminently distinguished
nce: but the Rebel works on St. John's bluff were evacuated--9 guns being abandoned — on his advancing to attack them; and he retook Jacksonville without resistance, but found it nearly deserted, and did not garrison it. The Rebel steamboat Gov. Milton was found up a creek and captured. Gen. R. Saxton next dispatched, March 6, 1863. on three transports, an expedition, composed of two negro regiments under Col. Thos. W. Higginson, 1st S. C. Volunteers, which went up March 10. to Jacksonas so long detained here as to lose the tide; so that the two transports, going farther up, repeatedly grounded, and found the bridge defended by a 6-gun battery, whereby Higginson was worsted and beaten off; being compelled to burn the tug Gov. Milton, as she could not be floated. lie balanced the account by bringing off 200 negroes. Terry's movement was successful, not only in calling off the enemy's attention from the real point of danger, but in drawing away a portion of their forces fr
, the gunners, though unarmed, would often defend their pieces with rammers and handspikes used as clubs. In the charge of the Louisiana Tigers on Ricketts's Pennsylvania Battery, at Cemetery Hill, Gettysburg, one of the assailants fell dead in the battery, killed by a stone which was hurled at him. Some of the light batteries sustained a remarkable loss in horses, killed in battle. Bigelow lost, at Gettysburg, 50 horses killed and 15 wounded, according to the official report of Lieutenant Milton, who brought the battery off the field. General Hunt, Chief of Artillery, in an article in the Century Magazine, states that Bigelow lost 80 horses killed or wounded, out of 88 horses. Lieutenant Sears states in a newspaper article that the Eleventh Ohio Battery lost, at Iuka, 42 horses killed upon the field, and (a coincidence) 42 so disabled from wounds that they had to be turned over, unfit for service. Lieutenant Snow, First Maine Battery, in his official report for Cedar
feet. This may become a subject of future investigation. The pilot of the tug sent out to conduct the vessels over the bar asked of each captain the draft of his vessel as she approached, with this single exception. I subjoin a list of the officers of the City of New York, and the places of their residence. Captain, Joseph W. Nye, of Falmouth, Mass. First officer, J. G. Rogers, of New-York. Second officer, Ward Eldridge, of Falmouth, Mass. Chief engineer, Reuben Carpenter, of Milton on the Hudson, N. Y. Second engineer, William Miller, of Nashville, Tenn. Third engineer, A. Sherman. Coast pilot, J. T. Horton. Stevedore, Mr. Bassett. Purser, Mr. Smith, in charge of stores. Mechanics in the employment of the coast division: John Dye and brother, master masons; William H. Beach, wagon-maker, and Charles A. Beach, forger, of Newark, N. J. The last two were the men who launched the last boat. The steam gunboat Zouave, Capt. Wm. Hunt, of the coast division,
26thdo.Lillards,------4001135 41stdo.Farquaharson------45026 32ddo.Cooke,------558335 3ddo.Brown,------6501275 51stdo.Clark,------8000 50thdo.Sugg,------65024 2dKyDanson,------6181357 8thdo.Burnett,Lt.-Col. Lyon,3001960 7thTexas.Gregg,------3002030 15thArk.Gee,------270717 27thAla.Hughes,------21601 1stMiss.Simonton,Lt.-Col. Hamilton2801776 3ddo.Davidson,Lt.-Col. Wells,500519 4thdo.Drake,------535838 14thdo.Baldwin,Major Doss,4751784 20thdo.Russell,Major Brown,5621959 26thdo.Reynolds,Lt.-Col. Boon,4341271 50thVa.------Major Thornburgh,400868 51stdo.Wharton,------275545 56thdo.Stewart,------35000 36thdo.McCauslin,------250lossnotknown, but severe. Tenn. BattalionMajor Colms,27000 do.do. Major Gowan,6033 do.do.CavalryGantt,22701 do.do.do.Capt. Milton,1500 do.do.do.Forest,600815 Artilllery,  Murray's,8002 do.  Porter,11309 do.  Graves,5004 do.  Maney,10059 do.  Jackson,3400 do.  Guy,5800 do.  Ross,16622 do.  Green,7601       Total
heat caused two guns to be discharged. One of the shots passed between the Yankee and the Anacostia, which were lying close together. The rebel fortifications are perfect gems of engineering skill, and had they been constructed to repel a foreign enemy, great credit would be due to the genius who planned and superintended their construction. But designed as they were to aid an unholy rebellion against a beneficent government, they partake of the nature of those fabled contrivances which Milton, in his lofty language, ascribes to Satan and his revolted legions of fallen angels when they made impious war in heaven. Your correspondent thus expresses himself because he never has been one of those who could admire ingenuity and skill, however great, when they were enlisted in a bad cause. At Cockpit Point there are four heavy guns, one of which, a Parrott, was found to be in fragments. The magazines are most ingeniously contrived. On entering one of them you descend an inclined p
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