waters, and verdant pastures, and many a wildwood scene; and to penetrate its deepest recesses with the halcyon charm that ever lingers about the thought of Home.
The host of Arlington.
The head of the house established here was a man whom Nature had richly endowed with graces of person, and high qualities of head and heart.
Fame had already bound his brow with her laurel, and Fortune had poured into his lap her golden horn.
Himself a soldier, and Colonel
Appointed Colonel March 16th, 1861. in the army of the United States, the son of that renowned Light Horse Harry Lee, who was the devoted friend and compatriot of Washington in the revolutionary struggle, and whose memorable eulogy upon his august Chief has become his epitaph;—descended indeed from a long line of illustrious progenitors, whose names are written on the brightest scrolls of English and American history, from the conquest of the Norman at Hastings, to the triumph of the Continentals at Yorktown,—he had alre