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Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 32 0 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 24 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 24 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays 22 0 Browse Search
James Russell Lowell, Among my books 20 0 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 14 0 Browse Search
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.) 12 0 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.) 12 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 10 0 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 10 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Confederate defense of Fort Sumter. (search)
derate garrisons and troops from Charleston and its vicinity. I had been sent elsewhere on duty, and was glad to be spared the leave-taking that fell to others. On the night of the 17th of February, 1865, the commander, Captain Thomas A. Huguenin, silently and without interruption effected the complete evacuation. He has often told me of the particulars, and I have involuntarily accompanied him in thought and feeling as, for the last time, he went the rounds of the deserted fort. The ordered casemates with their massive guns were there, but in the stillness of that hour his own footfall alone gave an echo from the arches overhead. The labyrinthine galleries, as he traversed them, were lighted for a moment by his lantern; he passed out from the shadows to step aboard the little boat awaiting him at the wharf, and the four years defense of Fort Sumter was at an end. The Union tug Plato (with torpedo Rake at the bow) in the Stono River, near Charleston. From a War-time sketch.
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), The Foresight of Mr. Fielder. (search)
the North, who are, as usual, described as ragged and ruined, as paupers or prisoners, as starving or stealing. We fancy that we have met with something like this line of argumentation before. Mr. Fielder takes it up with an enthusiasm which leads us to suppose that he considers it to be a novelty. If he does, he is very much mistaken. We think we may say, in conclusion, that so far as Mr. Fielder is concerned, the Union is already dissolved. The case now stands thus: Thirty-two sovereign States versus Herbert Fielder, Esq., of Georgia. Mr. Fielder has not, at the latest dates, proceeded so far as to seize the public arsenals, post-offices, revenue cutters, etc., but we presume that he will do so at his earliest convenience — that he will elect himself to all necessary offices, and so found a Republic which will knock the ideal of Plato to splinters, and afford to an admiring world a revival of the glories of Sparta, Athens, Assyria, Carthage and Rome. November 18, 1858
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Drawing it mild in Memphis. (search)
This, he concludes, is true philosophy — a philosophy suited to our condition. Now, this calm., godlike, serene, and unimpassioned acquiescence appears to us to be something in itself so exquisitely beautiful, and something, more-over, so much needed in Memphis, that our hope is that our editorial brother will consent to erect in that city a school for the express dissemination of his doctrine, which is much needed there — a kind of portico, lyceum, or academy — in which, like Aristotle or Plato, he may rub his true philosophy, like an emollient ointment, into the tender frames of the fevered youth of Memphis; in which he may teach them that the grace of submission is better than bowieknives and barkers, and a stern stoicism infinitely preferable to peach-brandy and peppermint. There are wild ones in Secessia who clearly need. this medical indoctrination and sagely sanative treatment. There are ferocious old fools, and young ones there, who talk with maniac energy of dying in t<
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 II: the abstract principle of the institution of domestic slavery. (search)
e, they furnish a constructive meaning of the term based upon this meaning. They call a man a slave to his passions, who has voluntarily given himself up to be controlled in his future volitions by his passions as the subjective motive of his actions. No bondage is more grievous than that which is voluntary, says Seneca. To be a slave to the passions is more grievous than to be a slave to a tyrant, says Pythagoras. No one can be free who is intent on the indulgence of evil passions, says Plato. And Cicero says, All wicked men are slaves. St. Paul, Rom. VI. 16, uses the term in the same sense, and with the greatest propriety: Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves servants [dou/lous, slaves] to obey, his servants [slaves] ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or obedience unto righteousness? (See Dr. A. Clarke, in loc.) And again, Ephesians VI. 5-7: Servants, [dou=loi,] be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling,
Matthew Arnold, Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America., III: a word more about America. (search)
The problems are connected together, but they are not identical. Our political and social confusions I admit; what Parliament is at this moment, I see and deplore. Yet nowhere but in England even now, not in France, not in Germany, not in America, could there be found public men of that quality — so capable of fair dealing, of trusting one another, keeping their word to one another — as to make possible such a settlement of the Franchise and Seats Bills as that which we have lately seen. Plato says with most profound truth: The map who would think to good purpose must be able to take many things into his view together. How homogeneous American society is, I have done my best to declare; how smoothly and naturally the institutions of the United States work, how clearly, in some most important respects, the Americans see, how straight they think. Yet Sir Lepel Griffin says that there is no country calling itself civilized where one would not rather live than in America, except Rus
Matthew Arnold, Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America., IV: civilization in the United States. (search)
s. Yet we find an acute and experienced Englishman saying that there is no country, calling itself civilized, where one would not rather live than in the United States, except Russia! The civilization of the United States must some-how, if an able man can think thus, have shortcomings, in spite of the country's success and prosperity. What is civilization? It is the humanization of man in society, the satisfaction for him, in society, of the true law of human nature. Man's study, says Plato, is to discover the right answer to the question how to live? our aim, he says, is very and true life. We are more or less civilized as we come more or less near to this aim, in that social state which the pursuit of our aim essentially demands. But several elements or powers, as I have often insisted, go to build up a complete human life. There is the power of conduct, the power of intellect and knowledge, the power of beauty, the power of social life and manners; we have instincts respo
Joan of Arc in the West.--At a flag raising at North Plato, Kane county, Illinois, after the Stars and Stripes had been duly hoisted, the assembly adjourned to the village church, where some speeches were made by patriotic gentlemen, and an opportunity was offered for young men to come forward and enlist, the company at Plato not being quite full. Not a man went up! This aroused the patriotism as well as the dander of the village schoolmistress, who, with many other ladies, was present, and she walked boldly forward to the secretary's desk, and headed the muster-roll with a name rendered illustrious as having been affixed to the Declaration of Independence, with the prenomen Mary. She was followed by another lady, and lo, and behold! the Plato company was not long in filling its ranks! The muster-roll, bearing the names of the spirited young vivandiers, has been sent to Headquarters, and the company accepted by the powers that be. Since that day four flag raisings have come
d been for some time in motion, and a portion of the train, under charge of Captain Plato, Division Quartermaster, had passed the dangerous turn in the road, when oull flew over the heads of the train, the troops having got beyond range. Captain Plato, seeing the danger to which his wagons were exposed, many of them containins saying nothing derogatory to the other brave men in his command. While Captain Plato--to return to the attack — was turning back that portion of his train whichauthority? inquired the officer. By authority of General Sturgis, replied Captain Plato. But there will be a shell here in a moment! said the officer. I know that, replied Captain Plato, and it's for that reason you are wanted here! The cavalry turned back. The next moment the expected shell — the first one of the fight ain, and a short time afterward occurred the very charge anticipated by Captain Plato, which was successfully met and repulsed by our infantry and cavalry at the bri
shall be invented, which shall (skeda) shiver the ocean-trident, the spear of Neptune. In the Odyssey, we find Homer using skedasis in describing the scattering of the suitors of Penelope when Ulysses should come, and in the twentieth book of the Odyssey we have the same word used for the dispersing of the suitors to their houses, as the result of the return of Ulysses. In Thucydides, book IV., 56, we have an account of a garrison at Cotyria and Aphrodisia, which terrified by an attack a (eskedasmenon) scattered crowd. At the capture of Torene, in Chalcidice, Thucydides describes the result of the rush of Brasidas and his troops toward the highest parts of the town, and among these results the rest of the multitude (eskedannunto) scattered or dispersed in all directions alike. In this sense skedasis is used by Xenophon in the Anabasis, by Plato in the Timaeus, by Apollonius of Rhodes, by Hesiod, and by Sophocles. It is, therefore, a classic word, and is full of expression.
here are many virtues and estimable qualities. To silence heretics by burning them, was as repugnant to Dr. Osgood's judgment as it was abhorrent to his feelings; yet his catholicism was discriminating. He had no taste for human appendages and fanciful theories in religion. Less sympathy still had he with those who philologize Jesus Christ out of the Old Testament, and philosophize him out of the New. He was a steady advocate of the doctrines of grace. He was neither for Aristotle nor Plato, neither for Paul nor Apollos, but for Christ. His faith in the divine authority of the Bible was peculiarly strong ; and he preached Christ crucified, yea, risen again, with all the power he possessed. To state exactly the latitude and longitude of his theological opinions is perhaps impossible. The nearest approach to any exactness may be found in a conversation he had with a friend in 1819. He asked, low far is it from here to Andover Institution? and was answered, About seventeen mi
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