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Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
s writings. When scarcely of age, about the year 1847, he became joint editor with the late Bennett M. DeWitt, of the Examiner, which was established by the latter about that time. That paper immediately became conspicuous by the extraordinary ability with which it was edited, not less than by the boldness of its views and the freedom which it exercised in criticising the opinions of all classes of politicians. It was not long before Mr. Daniel's name was known not only to the whole State of Virginia, but to the entire press of the country, as one of the ablest among the writers of the day. At what time he became sole proprietor of the Examiner we do not recollect. In 1853, being then in the zenith of his reputation, although not yet thirty years old, Mr. Daniel was appointed Charge to the Court of Sardinia, through the influence, it was thought, of the late Governor Floyd, between whom and Mr. Daniel a warm attachment, personal and political, continued to exist until the deat
Stafford (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 1
r, expired at his residence, in this city, at ten o'clock yesterday morning. His illness has been long and tedious, the complaint being typhoid pneumonia. His loss, at this particular time especially, may be regarded as a public calamity. Mr. Daniel was a man of uncommonly fine genius, which appeared in everything he ever wrote from the first day he appeared before the public in print. He was a member of the old and well-known Virginia family of Daniel who have been residents of Stafford county for probably the last hundred and fifty years, and who have been noted for talent for several generations past. He came to this city from Stafford when very young, probably not more than eighteen years of age. He first became known as a contributor to the Southern Planter, an agricultural paper, owned by Mr. Peter D. Bernard.--His articles, though upon subjects upon which, it was to be presumed, he had spent very little thought, were written with so much vigor and purity of style that
tor of the Examiner we do not recollect. In 1853, being then in the zenith of his reputation, although not yet thirty years old, Mr. Daniel was appointed Charge to the Court of Sardinia, through the influence, it was thought, of the late Governor Floyd, between whom and Mr. Daniel a warm attachment, personal and political, continued to exist until the death of the former. He continued to reside at the Court of Turin for eight years, when he was recalled by the growing troubles of the count can never attain. He made everything interesting that he wrote about, a faculty which Johnson attributes to Goldsmith in those famous words, "nihil tetigit quod non ornavit." Mr. Daniel, we should have mentioned, served on the staff of Governor Floyd in his Western campaign, and afterwards as volunteer aid to General A. P. Hill at the battle of Gaines's mill, on which last occasion he was wounded. The object of the Yankees in waging the kind of war they are now engaged in carrying o
Bennett M. DeWitt (search for this): article 1
ten with so much vigor and purity of style that they attracted instant attention, and a general call was made for the name of the author. He was at the time, and for several years, Librarian of the Richmond Library, where he devoted his time to severe study, became a good classical scholar, and laid the foundation of that general and extensive knowledge which is one of the characteristics of his writings. When scarcely of age, about the year 1847, he became joint editor with the late Bennett M. DeWitt, of the Examiner, which was established by the latter about that time. That paper immediately became conspicuous by the extraordinary ability with which it was edited, not less than by the boldness of its views and the freedom which it exercised in criticising the opinions of all classes of politicians. It was not long before Mr. Daniel's name was known not only to the whole State of Virginia, but to the entire press of the country, as one of the ablest among the writers of the day.
Goldsmith (search for this): article 1
eloquence, often highly rhetorical, always vigorous and well sustained. No man ever possessed, in a superior degree, the faculty of fierce and overwhelming denunciation, or the power of turning into ridicule such persons or things as it suited his pleasure to treat in that manner. At the same time, it possessed one quality which is always the mark of genius, and which mere talent can never attain. He made everything interesting that he wrote about, a faculty which Johnson attributes to Goldsmith in those famous words, "nihil tetigit quod non ornavit." Mr. Daniel, we should have mentioned, served on the staff of Governor Floyd in his Western campaign, and afterwards as volunteer aid to General A. P. Hill at the battle of Gaines's mill, on which last occasion he was wounded. The object of the Yankees in waging the kind of war they are now engaged in carrying on against us, could not be mistaken, even though the New York Herald had not taken pains to reveal it in the extra
H. V. Johnson (search for this): article 1
owing full, of fire and eloquence, often highly rhetorical, always vigorous and well sustained. No man ever possessed, in a superior degree, the faculty of fierce and overwhelming denunciation, or the power of turning into ridicule such persons or things as it suited his pleasure to treat in that manner. At the same time, it possessed one quality which is always the mark of genius, and which mere talent can never attain. He made everything interesting that he wrote about, a faculty which Johnson attributes to Goldsmith in those famous words, "nihil tetigit quod non ornavit." Mr. Daniel, we should have mentioned, served on the staff of Governor Floyd in his Western campaign, and afterwards as volunteer aid to General A. P. Hill at the battle of Gaines's mill, on which last occasion he was wounded. The object of the Yankees in waging the kind of war they are now engaged in carrying on against us, could not be mistaken, even though the New York Herald had not taken pains to
A. P. Hill (search for this): article 1
ch persons or things as it suited his pleasure to treat in that manner. At the same time, it possessed one quality which is always the mark of genius, and which mere talent can never attain. He made everything interesting that he wrote about, a faculty which Johnson attributes to Goldsmith in those famous words, "nihil tetigit quod non ornavit." Mr. Daniel, we should have mentioned, served on the staff of Governor Floyd in his Western campaign, and afterwards as volunteer aid to General A. P. Hill at the battle of Gaines's mill, on which last occasion he was wounded. The object of the Yankees in waging the kind of war they are now engaged in carrying on against us, could not be mistaken, even though the New York Herald had not taken pains to reveal it in the extract republished by us yesterday morning. It is no longer a restoration of the Union that they seek. That was from the first a mere pretence, used to cover designs which, at one time, it might not have been quite
John M. Daniel (search for this): article 1
Death of John M. Daniel. We regret to learn that John M. Daniel, Esq., the widely-renowned editor of theJohn M. Daniel, Esq., the widely-renowned editor of the Richmond Examiner, expired at his residence, in this city, at ten o'clock yesterday morning. His illness hasially, may be regarded as a public calamity. Mr. Daniel was a man of uncommonly fine genius, which appearmember of the old and well-known Virginia family of Daniel who have been residents of Stafford county for probl classes of politicians. It was not long before Mr. Daniel's name was known not only to the whole State of Vis reputation, although not yet thirty years old, Mr. Daniel was appointed Charge to the Court of Sardinia, thght, of the late Governor Floyd, between whom and Mr. Daniel a warm attachment, personal and political, continity until the day of his death. The style of Mr. Daniel is so well known to the public that it hardly neeous words, "nihil tetigit quod non ornavit." Mr. Daniel, we should have mentioned, served on the staff of
Peter D. Bernard (search for this): article 1
ever wrote from the first day he appeared before the public in print. He was a member of the old and well-known Virginia family of Daniel who have been residents of Stafford county for probably the last hundred and fifty years, and who have been noted for talent for several generations past. He came to this city from Stafford when very young, probably not more than eighteen years of age. He first became known as a contributor to the Southern Planter, an agricultural paper, owned by Mr. Peter D. Bernard.--His articles, though upon subjects upon which, it was to be presumed, he had spent very little thought, were written with so much vigor and purity of style that they attracted instant attention, and a general call was made for the name of the author. He was at the time, and for several years, Librarian of the Richmond Library, where he devoted his time to severe study, became a good classical scholar, and laid the foundation of that general and extensive knowledge which is one of t
nia. His loss, at this particular time especially, may be regarded as a public calamity. Mr. Daniel was a man of uncommonly fine genius, which appeared in everything he ever wrote from the first day he appeared before the public in print. He was a member of the old and well-known Virginia family of Daniel who have been residents of Stafford county for probably the last hundred and fifty years, and who have been noted for talent for several generations past. He came to this city from Stafford when very young, probably not more than eighteen years of age. He first became known as a contributor to the Southern Planter, an agricultural paper, owned by Mr. Peter D. Bernard.--His articles, though upon subjects upon which, it was to be presumed, he had spent very little thought, were written with so much vigor and purity of style that they attracted instant attention, and a general call was made for the name of the author. He was at the time, and for several years, Librarian of the R
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