The Greatest Street in the World: The Story of Broadway, Old and New, from the Bowling Green to Albany

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1911 - Broadway (New York, N.Y.). - 509 pages

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Page 404 - Just at this moment the illustrious sun, breaking in all his splendor from behind a high bluff of the Highlands, did dart one of his most potent beams full upon the refulgent nose of the sounder of brass — the reflection of which shot straightway down hissing hot, into the water, and killed a mighty sturgeon that was sporting beside the vessel!
Page 155 - GREEN be the turf above thee, Friend of my better days ! None knew thee but to love thee, Nor named thee but to praise.
Page 399 - Edmund Palmer, an officer in the enemy's service, was taken as a spy lurking within our lines ; he has been tried as a spy, condemned as a spy, and shall be executed as a spy; and the flag is ordered to depart immediately. " ISRAEL PUTNAM. " PS — He has, accordingly, been executed.
Page 401 - The snow-flake that the cliff receives — The diamonds of the showers — Spring's tender blossoms, buds and leaves — The sisterhood of flowers — Morn's early beam — eve's balmy breeze — Her purity define : — But Ida's dearer far than these To this fond breast of mine.
Page 385 - But allow me to speak what I honestly feel, — To a true poet-heart add the fun of Dick Steele, Throw in all of Addison, minus the chill, With the whole of that partnership's stock and good-will, Mix well, and while stirring, hum o'er, as a spell, The fine old English Gentleman, simmer it well, Sweeten just to your own private liking, then strain, That only the finest and clearest remain, Let it stand out of doors till a soul it receives From the warm lazy sun loitering down through green leaves,...
Page 140 - I caught about two bars and a half of the old music, not more. For instantly there arose a sound such as many a man never heard in all his life and never will hear; such as is never heard more than once in a lifetime. Not more awful is the thunder of heaven as, with sudden peal, it smites into silence all lesser sounds, and, rolling through the vault above iis, fills earth and sky with the shock of its terrible voice.
Page 384 - I sha' n't run directly against my own preaching, And, having just laughed at their Raphaels and Dantes, Go to setting you up beside matchless Cervantes ; But allow me to speak what I honestly feel, — To a true poet-heart add the fun of Dick Steele, Throw in all of Addison, minus the chill...
Page 142 - ... terrible voice. One terrific roar burst from the multitude, leaving nothing audible save its own reverberation. We saw the heads of armed men, the gleam of their weapons, the regimental colors, all moving on, pageant-like ; but naught could we hear save that hoarse, heavy surge — one general acclaim, one wild shout of joy and hope, one endless cheer, rolling up and down, from side to side, above, below, to right, to left : the voice of approval, of consent, of unity in act and will.
Page 376 - Permit Mr John Anderson to pass the guards to the White Plains, or below if he chooses ; he being on public business by my direction. B. ARNOLD, M. Genl.
Page 516 - The writer has read her authorities with care, and, whenever it has been practicable, she has verified by personal investigation what she has heard and read. We have, as a result, narratives excellent as records and distinctly readable. Anecdotes are introduced with tact ; the treatment of the authors is sympathetic and characterized by good judgment.

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