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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 9, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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feast celebrated amidst the wild shrieking and bowlings of the tempest on the mountain. The festivity had progressed to the fourth degree with uncommon energy. The gentle sex were paying their respects to the supper table, and some of the more vigorous of the mountaineers were employing their time with a powerful jig. A famous Boniface from the valley below had thrown off coat, jacket and shoes, and was spreading himself. Indeed, the dance promised to rival that Tam O'Shanter beheld in Kirk Alloway — the locality and surroundings, and the tempest, all favored a scene of no small dramatic effect. But just then — oh. untimely event — the Yankees obtruded upon the scene and dissipated all its joys, and terminated for the night all its physical recreations. --They are up all the supper — took some thirty horses, ridden up by the guests from the "valleys below"--and carried off as prisoners the mate portion of the guests, in including the hero of the dance, and, worst of all, the brideg