Reminiscences of peace and war

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The Macmillan Company, 1905 - Confederate States of America - 418 pages
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Page 158 - ASLEEP in Jesus ! blessed sleep From which none ever wakes to weep ! A calm and undisturbed repose Unbroken by the last of foes...
Page 243 - There have, however, been instances of forgetfulness on the part of some that they have in keeping the yet unsullied reputation of the army, and that the duties exacted of us by civilization and Christianity are not less obligatory in the country of the enemy than jn our own.
Page 244 - It must be remembered that we make war only upon armed men, and that we cannot take vengeance for the wrongs our people have suffered without lowering ourselves in the eyes of all whose abhorrence has been excited by the atrocities of our enemy, and offending against Him to Whom vengeance belongeth, without Whose favor and support our efforts must all prove in vain.
Page 329 - The choice between war and abject submission is before them. To such a proposal brave men with arms in their hands can have but one answer. They cannot barter manhood for peace nor the right of self-government for life or property. But justice to them requires a sterner admonition to those who have abandoned their comrades in the hour of peril.
Page 105 - But neither I, nor Seward, nor Hickman, is entitled to the enviable or unenviable distinction of having first expressed that idea. That same idea was expressed by the Richmond Enquirer in Virginia, in 1856 ; quite two years before it was expressed by the first of us.
Page 411 - The Niobe of nations ! there she stands, Childless and crownless, in her voiceless woe ; An empty urn within her withered hands, Whose holy dust was scattered long ago. The Scipios' tomb contains no ashes now ; The very sepulchres lie tenantless Of their heroic dwellers : dost thou flow, Old Tiber!
Page 262 - Soldiers! you tread, with no unequal steps, the road by which your fathers marched through suffering, privation, and blood to independence! "Continue to emulate in the future, as you have in the past, their valor in arms, their patient endurance of hardships, their high resolve to...
Page 405 - Thou art crumbling to the dust, old pile, Thou art hastening to thy fall ; And 'round thee in thy loneliness Clings the ivy to thy wall. The worshippers are scattered now Who knelt before thy shrine, And silence reigns where anthems rose In days of
Page 28 - My long and intimate personal relations with Pierce render the dedication altogether proper, especially as regards this book, which would have had no existence without his kindness ; and if he is so exceedingly unpopular that his name is enough to sink the volume, there is so much the more need that an old friend should stand by him.
Page 404 - And round thee in thy loneliness Clings the ivy to the wall ; The worshippers are scattered now, Who knelt before thy shrine; And silence reigns where anthems rose In days of 'Auld Lang Syne.

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