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Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.), Sketch of the principal maritime expeditions. (search)
the country a second time like a torrent, and the English, tired of obeying princes who are not able to defend them, recognize him as king of the North. His son, Canute the Great, had to dispute the throne with a rival more worthy of it, (Edmund Ironsides.) Returning from Denmark with considerable forces, and seconded by the perfidious Edric, Canute ravaged the southern part and menaced London. A new division took place, but Edmund having been assassinated by Edric, Canute was finally recognized king of all England, departed afterwards to subject Norway, returned to attack Scotland, and died, dividing his kingdoms between his three children, according toCanute was finally recognized king of all England, departed afterwards to subject Norway, returned to attack Scotland, and died, dividing his kingdoms between his three children, according to the usage of the times. Five years after his death, the English restored the crown to their Anglo-Saxon princes; but Edward, on whom it devolved, was better calculated for a monk than for saving a country the prey of such intestine broils. He died in 1066, leaving Harold a crown which the chief of the Normans established in F
ved by the boats of the Kearsarge, or some French pilot-boats which were in the vicinity. The French war-vessel Couronne did not come out beyond three miles. The surgeon of the Alabama was an Englishman, and as nothing has been heard of him since he went below to dress the wounds of some of the sufferers, it is feared that he went down with the ship. The wounded men on board the Deerhound were carefully attended to until her arrival here, when they were taken to the Sailors' Home, in the Canute road. Several of the men are more or less scarred, but they are all about the town to-day, and the only noticeable case is that of a man who was wounded in the groin, and that but slightly. Captain Semmes and his First Lieutenant, Mr. J. M. Kill, are staying at Kelway's Hotel, in Queen's Terrace, where the gallant commander is under the care of Dr. Ware, a medical gentleman of this town, his right hand being slightly splintered by a shell. When the men came on board the Deerhound, the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.48 (search)
anan in his History of Scotland, tells us that Duncan was of a gentle disposition, and gave early indications of his great popularity. In the most difficult times, when he had been appointed Governor of Cumberland by his grandfather, Malcolm II, of Scotland, and, by reason of the Danish troops spread everywhere, he could not obtain access to the King of England, of whom he held his Earldom in fief, yet he faithfully supported the English cause, until the whole of that kingdom being subdued, Canute undertook an expedition against him, and then at last he swore fealty to the Danes upon the same conditions as he had formerly done homage to the English. He was also popular in this that he administered justice with the greatest equality, and every year visited his provinces to hear the complaints of the poor, and as far as he could prevent it, suffered none of them to be oppressed. But as these virtues procured for him the affection of the good, so they weakened his authority among the l
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 11: Mischief let loose. (search)
m, busied himself immediately with writing to a friend an account of the scenes which were enacting in the next room. The tempest had begun in the streets also. The mob from its five thousand throats were howling Thompson! Thompson! The mayor of the city, Theodore Lyman, appeared upon the scene, and announced to the gentlemen of property and standing, who were thus exercising their vocal organs, that Mr. Thompson was not at the meeting, was not in the city. But the mayor was a modern Canute before the sea of human passion, which was rushing in over law and authority. He besought the rioters to disperse, but he might as well have besought the waves breaking on Nastasket Beach to disperse. Higher, higher rose the voices; fiercer, fiercer waxed the multitude; more and more frightful became the uproar. The long-pent — up excitement of the city and its hatred of Abolitionists had broken loose at last and the deluge had come. The mayor tossed upon the human inundation as a twig o
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 2: Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights—Darnstown, Maryland.--Muddy Branch and Seneca Creek on the Potomac—Winter quarters at Frederick, Md. (search)
ered from an appropriation of the contents of well-stocked larders at their homes. Inspired, therefore, by the success of the Martinsburg farmer, and forgetting that the result of Manassas effectually dispelled the tender and half-regretful emotions with which we had drawn the sword, they made complaints and asked compensation for their losses. A Virginian informed me by letter, that, though his ancestors came from a line of warriors, even tracing them to one of the generals of the time of Canute, the line in later days had tended rather to peaceful clergymen than to fighting men: and thus accounting for the reason why the descendant of a line of kings stoops to sue where he ought to strike, makes piteous wail over losses of butter, cream, vegetables, and ham, over clover and wheat and knocked-down shocks, and pickets in his fields, his clover-seed bags slit with bayonets, and their contents spilled. I make no charge, says the writer, for the provisions eaten by the men, for I have
by E. from London, on the left bank of the river Lea, to which place belongs Nasing, the birthplace or home of the Rev. John Eliot, and other early settlers of New England. It is a large, irregular town, situated near the Lea, which is here separated into divers streams, and skirted by low meadows, which have been long celebrated for the succulent and nourishing qualities of the grass. The Convent of Waltham was originally founded about A. D. 1020, by Tovi, (Stallere or Standard-bearer to Canute the Dane, King of England), who built a hunting-seat in the forest, The original great forest which extended, in a desultory manner, over the largest part of the County of Essex, and of which what now remains of Epping or Waltham Forest is but a remnant. Epping Forest lies to the north and north-east of London, comprises a series of woodlands, beginning at Leytonstone, seven miles from London, and ending at Epping, eight miles further on; a tract on an average three or four miles wide.
ver, 25; chosen often as Representative, 25; complains to the Court against John Endicott for mutilating the ensign, 25; delegate to the First General Court, 30. Bunker Hill, Company that went to, 101. Burying-ground, the old, 45. Burying-ground below Beaver Brook, 55. Cady, Nicolas, old deed from, 79. Calf, the lost, 18. Calhoun, John C., visits cotton factory, 132. Cambridge, 2, 9, 20, 38, 49, 60, 100, 108; at first called New Towne, 17. Cant not fashionable, 29. Canute, the Dane, 66. Cape Cod, landing of Pilgrims on, 9; John Oldham wrecked on, 38. Cargoes of food bought for general stock, 19. Carlyle, Thomas, on fundamental idea of Puritanism, 23; Seventeenth-century Puritans, 29. Catholic Church, 121; resident pastors of, 121. Cattle, importation and rapid increase of, 31: driven to Connecticut, 39; lost there by winter's severity, 39; sudden fall in price of, 57. Census, curiosities of the, 139. Charles River (the), 2, 14-16; named b
about in the possible hope of obtaining terms to remain in the Northern Confederacy, or was she to boldly stand up for her rights, and demand security for her rights? He alluded in eloquent terms to the records of the past, preserved upon the tombstones at Jamestown and at Yorktown, and appealed to the Convention, in the name of the illustrious men of former days, to take a position admitting of no doubt. He urged them to make the ultimatum strong — to say to the North, in the language of Canute to the waters of the great deep, "Thus far shalt thou come, and no farther." Tell them that the statu quo must be preserved as it is — that not another man must be sent to Fortress Monroe, Harper's Ferry, or to the fort on the Potomac. Alluding to a scurrilous attack upon him in the N. Y. Times, where he was branded as a traitor, he said he had engaged in no political man ring with any party. The only communication he had received from South Carolina was a dispatch in reply to an effort fo
e hole, when round through larder and lobby he creeps to the side of the parson. But he care not use his pencil lest it bring on a gentle leading out by the ear.--Down he sits with one eye half closed in full funeral flow, and the other on the parson's manuscript. The address over, down knelt the venerable Sunderland to close with prayer — down knelt reporter, meek and mousing; and when all hearts were melting, and all eyes were closed save reporter's one, he stole the manuscript and "slid Canute out." Long the weary parson looked for his truant address, but when morning dawned he was enabled to read it entire in the papers. From Kentucky — Desertions and Dissatisfaction among the Yankee troops. From a very interesting letter in the Nashville Union and American, dated Bowling Green, Jan. 8, we extract the following: The Yankees have no doubt completed the repairs of Green River bridge. They are also in small force this side of the stream.--They cross over, sometimes a
s much as to say: "You had better of your own accord rebuke General Butler, or we will take you in hand, as we did in the case of the Trent." Is England to become censor general of the manners of all nations in peace and war, and to punish them if they do not square with her ideas of propriety? Such impudence and presumption can find no precedent save in the folly of the British monarch who stood on the sea-shore and ordered the waves to recede; but they flowed on in their majesty, and poor Canute was soon compelled to escape from their power. But let England rest assured, that by any European coalition she can form she will be as- unsuccessful in her designs against the independence, the union and integrity of the American Republic, as were all her coalition for the dismemberment and destruction of the Republic of France. At that time France had no naval force with which she could cope with her rival. Yet she held her own. But the navy of the Republic of the United States is m
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