Makers of Arkansas History

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Silver, Burdett, 1905 - Arkansas - 294 pages
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Page 42 - There is on the globe one single spot, the possessor of which is our natural and habitual enemy. It is New Orleans, through which the produce of threeeighths of our territory must pass to market...
Page 235 - Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the judgment day, Under the blossoms, the blue; Under the garlands, the gray. No more shall the war-cry sever, Or the winding rivers be red; They banish our anger forever When they laurel the graves of our dead! Under the sod and the dew. Waiting the judgment day, Love and tears for the blue; Tears and love for the gray.
Page 234 - THE BLUE AND THE GRAY By the flow of the inland river, Whence the fleets of iron have fled, Where the blades of the grave grass quiver, Asleep are the ranks of the dead. Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the judgment day, Under the one, the Blue ; Under the other, the Gray. These, in the robings of glory, Those, in the gloom of defeat, All, with the battle blood gory, In the dusk of eternity meet.
Page 234 - Under the laurel, the Blue, Under the willow, the Gray. From the silence of sorrowful hours The desolate mourners go, Lovingly laden with flowers Alike for the friend and the foe: Under the sod and the dew, Under the roses, the Blue, Under the lilies, the Gray.
Page 57 - The whole village," writes Membre' to his superior, "came down to the shore to meet us, except the women, who had run off. I cannot tell you the civility and kindness we received from these barbarians, who brought us poles to make huts, supplied us with firewood during the three days we were among them, and took turns in feasting us. But...
Page 44 - We have lived long, but this is the noblest work of our whole lives. The treaty which we have just signed has not been obtained by art or dictated by force; equally advantageous to the two contracting parties, it will change vast solitudes into flourishing districts.
Page 204 - Albert Pike was a king among men by the divine right of merit. A giant in body, in brain, in heart and in soul. So majestic in appearance that whenever he moved on highway or byway, the wide world over, every passer-by turned to gaze upon him and admire him. Six feet, two inches tall, with the proportions of a Hercules and the grace of an Apollo. A face and head massive and leonine...
Page 44 - This accession of territory strengthens forever the power of the United States ; and I have just given to England a maritime rival that will sooner or later humble her pride.
Page 182 - Land of the South ! — . imperial land ! — How proud thy mountains rise ! — How sweet thy scenes on every hand ! How fair thy covering skies ! But not for this, — oh, not for these, I love thy fields to roam, — Thou hast a dearer spell to me, — Thou art my native home...
Page 245 - Uuiversity where he concluded his literary education and began the study of law. He was admitted to the bar in 1860.

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