America of Yesterday: As Reflected in the Journal of John Davis Long ...

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Atlantic Monthly Press, 1923 - United States - 250 pages
 

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Page 29 - He that findeth his life shall lose it, but he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Page 10 - ... offices. The Portland stage comes here 3 times a week, and the stage from Augusta to Friburg passes through here four times a week. 400 dozen of hoes are made here this winter. Uncle and Aunt Ellis came here with a horse and sleigh. I have been splitting wood this forenoon, and Zadoc sawed some. I like to split wood. Tuesday, February 22. — Cloudy and warm. Last night the northern Lights shone out as if a house was on fire. There is a Temperance meeting. Wednesday ) February 23. — Cloudy...
Page 169 - When Long returned to the office he wrote in his journal that Roosevelt "in his precipitate way, has come very near causing more of an explosion than happened to the Maine.
Page 170 - ... sending messages to Congress for immediate legislation, authorizing the enlistment of an unlimited number of seamen; and ordering guns from the Navy Yard at Washington to New York, with a view to arming auxiliary cruisers which are now in peaceful commercial pursuit. ... He has gone at things like a bull in a china shop...
Page 227 - And all we met was fair and good, And all was good that Time could bring, And all the secret of the Spring Moved in the chambers of the blood ; And many an old philosophy On Argive heights divinely sang, And round us all the thicket rang To many a flute of Arcady.
Page 236 - If the temple of our republic shall ever fall, they will ' still live ' above the ground like those great foundation stones in ancient ruins, which remain in lonely grandeur, unburied in the dust that springs to turf over all else, and making men wonder from what rare quarry...
Page 168 - He is so enthusiastic and loyal that he is in certain respects invaluable; yet I lack confidence in his good judgment and discretion. He goes off very impulsively, and if I have a good night tonight I shall feel that I ought to be back in the Department rather than take a day's vacation.
Page 179 - Do you realize that the President has succeeded in obtaining from Spain a concession upon every ground which he has asked ; that Spain has yielded everything up to the present time except the last item of independence for Cuba ; that she has released every American prisoner; recalled Weyler; recalled De Lome ; changed her reconcentration...
Page 169 - Having the authority for that time of Acting- Secretary, he immediately began to launch peremptory orders: distributing ships, ordering ammunition, which there is no means to move, to places where there is no means to store it; sending...
Page 186 - Roosevelt, has determined upon resigning, in order to go into the army and take part in the war. He has been of great use; a man of unbounded energy and force, and thoroughly honest — which is the main thing. He has lost his head to this unutterable folly of deserting the post where he is of the most service and running off to ride a horse and, probably, brush mosquitoes from his neck on the Florida sands.

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