Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America

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Cupples and Hurd, 1888 - United States - 192 pages
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Page 161 - ... the power of conduct, the power of intellect and knowledge, the power of beauty, and the power of social life and manners...
Page 146 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 115 - The judge has taken great exception to my adopting the heretical statement in the Declaration of Independence, that "all men are created equal," and he has a great deal to say about negro equality.
Page 55 - When I had left camp that morning I had not expected so soon the result that was then taking place and consequently was in rough garb. I was without a sword, as I usually was when on horseback on the field, and wore a soldier's blouse for a coat, with the shoulder straps of my rank to indicate to the army who I was.
Page 17 - The Southern rebellion was largely the outgrowth of the Mexican war. Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. We got our punishment in the most sanguinary and expensive war of modern times.
Page 28 - From that event to the close of the war, I never experienced trepidation upon confronting an enemy, though I always felt more or less anxiety. I never forgot that he had as much reason to fear my forces as I had his. The lesson was valuable.
Page 56 - General Lee was dressed in a full uniform which was entirely new, and was wearing a sword of considerable value...
Page 28 - It occurred to me at once that Harris had been as much afraid of me as I had been of him. This was a view of the question I had never taken before ; but it was one I never forgot afterwards.
Page 15 - For myself, I was bitterly opposed to the measure, and to this day regard the war, which resulted, as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation.
Page 11 - Ulysses, I believe you are going to receive the appointment." " What appointment ? " I inquired. " To West Point ; I have applied for it." " But I won't go,

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