My Diary in America in the Midst of War, Volume 1

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Tinsley brothers, 1865 - 434 páginas
 

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Página 365 - is a very abject and idiotic little bird found in New England. He is to the feathered what the " Scallywag " is to the finny creation. Occasionally when he is caught the housewives will condescend to put him into pies, but in general he is contemned, and " left out in the cold." He is weak on the wing, and weaker on his legs ; and when the miserable little object alights on earth, he is given to staggering about in an imbecile and helpless manner, suggesting the idea of extreme intoxication. The...
Página 33 - Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible, swift sword. His truth is marching on.
Página 33 - ... He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat : Oh ! be swift, my soul, to answer Him ! be jubilant, my feet ! Our God is marching on. In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me : As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on.
Página 86 - I venture to prophesy that within six months you will come to consult me whether or not — for there is a great deal to be said on both sides of the question — you can make up your mind to sacrifice your own wishes and marry Walter Lester.
Página 141 - The ice was here, the ice was there, The ice was all around: It cracked and growled, and roared and howled, Like noises in a swound...
Página 46 - ... fancy-dress ball as the devil had as tail an eel in an umbrella case. Uncle , reproved by some one for want of consideration for his mother : " How can you behave so to the mother that bore you ? " replied " The mother that bores me, you mean." Judge to convicted prisoner : " The Almighty has given you health and strength, instead of which you go about the country stealing hens.
Página 89 - I knew an old lady in Liverpool once, who kept an alehouse, not for profit, for she had plenty of money, but in order to enjoy the conversation of a select few. For all bar there was her little front parlour, and, but for a beer-engine in one corner, and a row of bottles and glasses on a shelf, you might have imagined the room to be a boudoir. A stranger, say, would enter, and call for a " gill o' ale " in a tone which, somehow, displeased the old lady.
Página 366 - in this connection," of Mr. Macready, the actor. Once when the great tragedian was starring at Boston, at the Howard Athenaeum I think, there happened to be in the stalls a gentleman who, like Roger the Monk, had got
Página 381 - War in Spain is much less of an evil than in other countries. There is no property to destroy. Enter a house, the walls are bare ; there is no furniture. , when at our headquarters in Spain, wished to see an army, and I gave directions that he should be conducted through ours. When he returned, he said, " I have seen nothing—nothing but here and there little clusters of men in confusion ; some cooking, some washing, and some sleeping." Then you have seen an army,
Página 175 - The white houses and belvedere started up against the blue, like the mosques and minarets of Stamboul, and, soaring high behind the bow, was the great pillar of spray, glancing and flashing like an obelisk of diamonds — and it was then I began, as many men have begun perchance, to wonder at and to love Niagara.

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