Around the World with General Grant: A Narrative of the Visit of General U.S. Grant, Ex-president of the United States, to Various Countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, in 1877, 1878, 1879. To which are Added Certain Conversations with General Grant on Questions Connected with American Politics and History, Part 2
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Initially released in two volumes, this work has been combined and abridged by historian Fellman. Young, the European correspondent for the New York Herald, joined the Civil Warrior's entourage as he ... Read full review
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Page 112 - Perfect truth ; perfect happiness ; without equal ; immortal ; absolute unity; whom neither speech can describe nor mind comprehend; all-pervading ; all-transcending ; delighted with his own boundless intelligence ; not limited by space or time ; without feet, moving swiftly ; without hands, grasping all worlds ; without eyes, all-surveying ; without ears, all-hearing ; without an intelligent guide, understanding all ; without cause, the first of all causes; all-ruling i all-powerful; the creator,...
Page 457 - I never ranked Lee as high as some others of the army— that is to say, I never had as much anxiety when he was in my front as when Joe Johnston was in front. Lee was a good man, a fair commander, who had everything in his favor. He was a man who needed sunshine. He was supported by the unanimous voice of the South, he was supported by a large party in the North. He had the support and sympathy of the outside world.
Page 93 - Ten by ten the Sepoys were called forth. Their names having been taken down in succession, they were pinioned, linked together and marched to execution ; a firing party being in readiness. Every phase of deportment was manifested by the doomed men, after the sullen firing of volleys of distant musketry forced the conviction of inevitable death ; astonishment, rage, frantic despair, the most stoic calmness.
Page 363 - The most troublesome men in public life," said Grant a few years later, " are those over-righteous people who see no motives in other people's actions but evil motives, who believe all public life is corrupt, and nothing is well done, unless they do it themselves. They are narrow-headed men, their two eyes so close together that they can look out of the same gimlet-hole without winking.
Page 60 - ... supported by twelve pillars, all richly emblazoned with costly gems, and a fringe of pearls ornamented the borders of the canopy. Between the two peacocks stood the figure of a parrot of the ordinary size...
Page 76 - its origin in the army itself; it is not attributable to any " external or antecedent conspiracy whatever, although it " was taken advantage of by disaffected persons to compass " their own ends; the approximate cause was the cartridge
Page 312 - We have just heard that the King of America, being on friendly terms with China, will leave America early in the third month, bringing with him a suite of officers, etc., all complete on board the ship. It is said that he is bringing a large number of rare presents with him, and that he will be here in Canton about the 6th or gth of Alay.
Page 246 - We are well aware that as a true soldier he first saw glory as a leader in war, and, thereafter accepting the office of President, earned the admiration of all men as being a statesman of the highest rank. It is a great gratification to all of us to meet one thus eminent both in the government of war and of peace. We see him and are charmed by his gracious manner, and feel sure that his visit will inaugurate friendly relations with the United States of a still closer nature than before, and of the...
Page 450 - I did not want the Presidency and have never quite forgiven myself for resigning the command of the army to accept it; but it could not be helped. I owed my honors and opportunities to the Republican party and if my name could aid it I was bound to accept.