Notable Men of Tennessee: From 1833 to 1875, Their Times and Their Contemporaries

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Cosmopolitan Press, 1912 - Tennessee - 467 pages
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Page 321 - Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there: Oh! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected now shines on the stream: ‘Tis the star-spangled...
Page 366 - Beside yon straggling fence that skirts the way "With blossomed furze unprofitably gay, There in his noisy mansion, skilled to rule, The village master taught his little school. A man severe he was, and stern to view, I knew him well, and every truant knew: Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace The day's disasters in his morning face...
Page 428 - Now you are about to have a convention, which, among other things, will probably define the elective franchise. I barely suggest for your private consideration, whether some of the colored people may not be let in — as, for instance, the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks.
Page 166 - Howe'er it be, it seems to me, 'Tis only noble to be good. Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood.
Page 410 - Government, and to present such a republican form of State government as will entitle the State to the guarantee of the United States therefor, and its people to protection by the United States against invasion, insurrection, and domestic violence...
Page 300 - God has thrown the gravest responsibilities upon you. Do not fear to meet them. Can the rebels be beaten after all that has occurred, and in view of the actual state of feeling caused by our late awful disaster? If they can — and it is your business to ascertain and decide — write me that such is your judgment, so that I may know and do my duty. And if they can not be beaten — if our recent disaster is fatal — do not fear to sacrifice yourself to your country.
Page 299 - The capture of Washington seems now to be inevitable : during the whole of Monday and Tuesday it might have been taken without any resistance. The rout, overthrow, and demoralization of the whole army is complete.
Page 248 - Spent, overpowered, despairing of success; Let me advise thee to retreat betimes To thy paternal seat, the Sabine field...
Page 444 - It may be assumed that the holders of our securities have already received upon their bonds a larger amount than their original investment, measured by a gold standard.
Page 250 - Hyperion's curls: the front of Jove himself: An eye like Mars, to threaten and command: A station like the herald Mercury New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill : A combination and a form indeed, Where every god did seem to set his seal To give the world assurance of a man.

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