A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Lewis publishing Company, 1913 - Tennessee
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Page 711 - It might have been." Alas for maiden, alas for Judge, For rich repiner and household drudge! God pity them both! and pity us all, Who vainly the dreams of youth recall. For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been...
Page 685 - Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land. And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king to them all ; and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.
Page 681 - Thomas's staff, declares that " a single Confederate brigade, like Adams's or Cockrell's or Maney's, veterans since Shiloh, planted squarely across the pike, either south or north of Spring Hill, would have effectually prevented Schofield's retreat, and daylight would have found his whole force cut off from every avenue of escape by more than twice its numbers, to assault whom would have been madness, and to avoid whom would have been impossible.
Page 642 - His slayers broke down the paling around the garden, dragged him through, and, while he was tossing his arms in his dying agonies, threw him across a mule, and paraded his body about the town, shouting and screaming in savage exultation. No effort was made by any one except Lieutenant Hawkins to accomplish his rescue.
Page 582 - The unholy spirit that inspired the writer of the above extracts has been, from that hour to the present, incessantly employed to excite hostility between the different sections of the union. To such horrible lengths has this spirit been carried, that many paragraphs have occasionally appeared in the Boston papers, intended, and well calculated to excite the negroes of the southern states to rise and massacre their masters. This will undoubtedly appear incredible to the reader.
Page 719 - Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us ; and to the hills, Cover us. For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry ? And there were also two others, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
Page 563 - ... purpose. He will also be directed to furnish two ploughs, six hoes and as many axes for the purpose of introducing the art of cultivation among the pupils.
Page 844 - Eternity was on the pyramid, And immortality on Greece and Rome; But in them all the ancient Traitor hid, And so they tottered like unstable foam. There was no substance in their soaring hopes: The voice of Thebes is now a desert cry ; A spider bars the road with filmy ropes Where once the feet of Carthage thundered by. A bittern booms where once fair Helen laughed; A thistle nods where once the Forum poured; A lizard lifts and listens on a shaft Where once of old the Colosseum roared.
Page 708 - And death! where was your sting? He showed you how a man could bow To doom and stay a king. And God, who loves the loyal Because they are like him, I doubt not yet that soul shall set Among his cherubim.
Page 586 - ... and we proclaim it as our unalterable purpose and determination to live and labor for a dissolution of the present Union, by all lawful and just, though bloodless and pacific means, and for the formation of a new republic that shall be such, not in name only, bat in full living reality and truth.

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