Middletown Valley in Song and Story

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1910 - Short stories, American - 173 pages
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Page 116 - He was about sixty years old and "as mild mannered a man as ever cut a throat or scuttled a ship.
Page 24 - And the years will not forget Nancy Grouse, the Valley Maid. Gone are Stonewall's legions true, Battle drums have ceased to beat, And the Banners of the Blue Wave not in the village street; But the years on Nancy brave, Will of praise bestow the meed; Time for her will honor crave, And the world will hail her deed!
Page 23 - Maid, who stood one day Beneath the porch of her humble house. And boldly defied the men in gray; Over Catoctin's lengthening ridge, Out from many a bosky glen, Down the pike and over the bridge, Booted and spurred, rode Stonewall's men. Under the spires of...
Page 24 - Wraps it, while the cool air rings With the portent of the storm; With an oath the wretch in gray Tries away the flag to tear, Whilst the girl's eyes seem to say; Bold, defiant: "If you dare!
Page 24 - With a final curse and threat, Rides the rebel far away. And the flag once more is set O'er the porch to taunt the Gray; Smiling, Nancy sees the horde Vanish down the village street; Gleaming gun and swirling sword, Once more in the distance meet. Honor to the Maryland maid, Who the banner...
Page 20 - There seemed but one way out of the difficulty and that was to hand over the property. "You will give us a receipt for the package, I suppose?
Page 56 - Where Shenandoah's crystal tides Potomac's ripples wed And Maryland Heights in grandeur rise above the nuptial...
Page 32 - The mountain walls in blue and brown Hark to the bells of Middletown, And far and wide their notes of peace Bid suffering and sorrow cease...

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