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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Meeting at the White Sulphur Springs. (search)
his guns silently by hand to within one hundred and fifty yards of his unconscious foe, and awoke the slumbering echoes of the mountain with the thunder of his artillery; the sharp crack of the rifle and the Rebel yell, before which the enemy fled; and the final stratagem by which seventeen hundred Federals were captured by six hundred Confederates--has been so often and so vividly told, that it needs no repetition, until some Southern Waverly shall perpetuate it in romance, or some Southern Homer shall embalm it in undying verse. The battle of Chickamauga. From this time to the battle of Chickamauga he was constantly engaged and rendered effective service, both in Middle and East Tennessee. In the battle of Chickamauga, his men, dismounted, fought with the infantry until the retreat began, when, mounting his men, he pursued to within three miles of Chattanooga. He captured a Federal officer in a tall tree that had been conveniently arranged for an observatory; mounting to his
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Professor Worsley's lines to General Lee. (search)
point, as well as to preserve in our Papers the feeling tribute of the gifted Englishman. I had frequently seen them in the fly leaf of Worsley's translation of the Iliad, which he presented to General Lee, and by permission of the family, not long after the General's death, my friend, Professor E. S. Joynes, copied them for me. I thus introduced them in my Reminiscences : The following inscription and poem accompanied the presentation of a perfect copy of the Translation of the Iliad of Homer into Spencerian Stanza, by Philip Stanhope Worsley, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford — a scholar and poet whose untimely death, noticed with deepest regret throughout the literary world, in England, has cut short a career of the brightest promise: To General R. E. Lee,--the most stainless of living commanders, and, except in fortune, the greatest,--this volume is presented with the writer's earnest sympathy and respectful admiration. The grand old bard that never dies, Rece
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
ads by every possible device, and our progress was very slow. Had General Lee's plans been carried out on June 30th at Frazier's farm, instead of the heroic fight which Longstreet and A. P. Hill were compelled to make against overwhelming odds, and with long doubtful result, Jackson's corps would have crossed White Oak Swamp at a point which would have planted them firmly on the enemy's flank and rear, and Malvern Hill and Harrison's Landing would never have become historic. Even great Homer sometimes nods, and even Stonewall Jackson was not infallible. General Wade Hampton insisted that he could force the crossing of the swamp, and the passage of Colonel Munford with his cavalry regiment across at one point and back at another proved that Hampton was right; but Jackson contented himself with a feeble effort to repair the bridge, and remained all day an idle spectator of the gallant fight by which Hill and Longstreet finally drove the enemy from this field to the much stronger
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878 (search)
e New York Review. In 1826 he became connected with the New York Evening post, and continued its editor until his William Cullen Bryant. death. Meanwhile he contributed to literary publications. He made visits to Europe in 1834, 1845, 1849, and 1858-59, and in the intervals visited much of his own country from Maine to Florida. On the completion of his seventieth year. in 1864, his birthday was celebrated by a festival at the Century Club by prominent literary men. His translations of Homer into English blank verse were commended as the best rendering of the Epics in his native tongue ever made. His occasional speeches and more formal orations are models of stately style, sometimes enlivened by quiet humor. In prose composition Mr. Bryant was equally happy as in poetry in the choice of pure and elegant English words, with great delicacy of fancy pervading the whole. His last poem was published in the Sunday-School Times, Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1878, on the subject of Washing
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Republican party. (search)
truggle for about twenty years for political supremacy, the Federal party disappeared. Fenno's gazette was considered Hamilton's organ, and an opposition journal, called the National gazette, was started, with Philip Freneau, a poet and translating-clerk in the office of Mr. Jefferson, at its head. The Republican members of Congress were mostly from the Southern States, and the Federalists from the Northern and Eastern. The place of the birth of the modern Republican party, like that of Homer, is claimed by several communities. It is a matter of date to be settled. Michigan claims that it was at a State convention assembled at Jackson, July 6, 1854, a call for which was signed by more than 10,000 persons. The platform of the convention was drawn up by Jacob M. Howard (afterwards United States Senator), in which the extension of slavery was opposed and its abolition in the District of Columbia agitated. The name of Republican was adopted by the convention as that of the oppos
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steam navigation. (search)
sel.Owners.Nationality.Persons on Board.Date of Leaving Port. PresidentBritish and American S. N. CompanyBritish136March 11, 1841 PacificCollins LineAmerican240Sept. 23, 1856 TempestAnchor LineBritish150Feb. 26, 1857 United KingdomAnchor LineBritish 80April 17, 1868 City of BostonInman LineBritish177Jan. 28, 1870 ScanderiaAnglo Egyptian LineBritish 38Oct. 8, 1872 IsmailiaAnchor LineBritish 52Sept. 27, 1873 ColomboWilson LineBritish44January, 1877 Herman LudwigGerman50Sept. 28, 1878 HomerBritish43Dec. 17, 1878 ZanzibarBritish48Jan. 11, 1879 SurbitonBritish33Feb. 18 1879 BcrniciaBritish45March 19, 1879 City of LimerickBritish43Jan. 8, 1881 City of LondonBritish41Nov. 13, 1881 Straits of DoverBritish27Jan. 3, 1883 ConistonBritish27Dec. 24, 1884 FerwoodBritish25Jan. 20, 1885 PrestonBritish29Jan. 20, 1885 ClandonBritish27Jan. 24, 1885 HumberBritish56Feb. 15, 1885 ErinNational Line British72Dec. 31, 1889 ThanemorcJohnston LineBritish43Nov. 26, 1890 NaronicWhite Star
country or any land. The institutions of a people, political and moral, are the matrix in which the germ of their organic structure quickens into life — takes root and develops in form, nature, and character. Our institutions constitute the basis, the matrix, from which spring all our characteristics of development and greatness. Look at Greece. There is the same fertile soil, the same blue sky, the same inlets and harbors, the same Aegean, the same Olympus; there is the same land where Homer sung, where Pericles spoke; it is in nature the same old Greece — but it is living Greece no more. (Applause.) Descendants of the same people inhabit the country; yet what is the reason of this mighty difference? In the midst of present degradation we see the glorious fragments of ancient works of art — temples with ornaments and inscriptions that excite wonder and admiration — the remains of a once high order of civilization which have outlived the language they spoke — upon them al
material resources of national power and greatness as the Southern States have under the General Government, notwithstanding all its defects? Mr. Stephens then, with philosophic skill, showed that the institutions of a people constitute the matrix from which spring all their characteristics of development and greatness. Look, he said, at Greece. There is the same fertile soil, the same blue sky, the same inlets and harbors, the same Aegean, the same Olympus; there is the same land where Homer sung, where Pericles spoke; it is the same old Greece — but it is living Greece no more. He pictured its ruin of art and civilization, and traced that ruin to the downfall of their institutions. He drew the same lesson from Italy and Rome, once mistress of the world, and solemnly warned them that where liberty is once destroyed it may never return again. Coming back to the State of Georgia he referred to the anxiety of many there in 1850 to secede from the Union--and showed that since 1
, and some of them are marked with the cartouche of the king. The Sarmatians wore scale armor of pieces of horn or horse-hoofs fastened to a linen doublet. Goliath was armed with a coat of mail (1 Samuel xvii). It is frequently spoken of by Homer. Demetrius, son of Antigonus, had a coat of mail made of Cyprian adamant (perhaps steel). Cyprus was famous for its armor. The ancient Scythians had armor composed of horse's hoofs curiously strong and jointed together. Hengist the Saxon had s wood, cane, or reed. The latter actually gave names to the weapon,— arundo, calamus. The Egyptians used reed shafts; their arrows were from 22 to 34 inches in length, and are yet extant. The monuments show feathered shafts. In the time of Homer, arrows were sometimes poisoned. The poisoned arrows of the Indians of Guiana are blown through a tube. They are made of the hard wood of the Cokarito tree, are about the size of a knitting-needle nine inches long, and mounted on a yellow ree
ry, artificial. The game of ball is mentioned by Homer (Odyssey, VIII. 372), and was credited by Plato to tthe Institutes of Menu (contemporary with Elijah and Homer, and the teaching of Pythagoras, 540 B. C. Rosalind,ries, and traveled by the route of Egypt to Greece. Homer mentions the use of the bath as an old custom. Fromoak in boiling water! Athenoeus, Epit. B. I. 32 Homer, however, mentions another set, who to the poliually untrue as to both the bellows and the anchor. Homer mentions the potter's wheel, and it was used in Egypt one thousand years before Homer. On the walls of the tombs of ancient Egypt are painted, Ptah, the Creator, r, Thy shoes shall be iron and brass. 1451 B. C. Homer, in his Iliad, speaks of the brazen-booted Greeks. he Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans, being mentioned by Homer, Herodotus, and Virgil. They are also used to the ps was armed with prongs (lupatum, wolves' teeth). Homer refers to the bridle and bit. Xenophon speaks of the
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