Manassas: A Novel of the War

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Page 216 - ' Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield ; but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied !'
Page 258 - The Secretary of the Treasury electrified the country by sending a despatch to the commander of a revenue-cutter in Louisiana, " If any man attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot !
Page 273 - There was one man at least who ought to have seen it clearly — Seward, who had long ago proclaimed the truth about this struggle : " They who think that it is accidental, unnecessary, the work of interested or fanatical agitators, and therefore ephemeral, mistake the case altogether. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces!
Page 406 - land ! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the battle-queen of yore, Maryland, my Maryland !" They sang two verses more, and the glory of their singing seemed fairly to lift them out of their saddles. Their tones rang far in the stillness of the
Page 198 - in one of his messages, in his own peculiar timid and helpless way. An event of tremendous moment marked the opening of his administration. In his Inaugural address he undertook to explain that the dispute about Slavery in the territories belonged " legitimately " to the Supreme Court of the United States — " before whom it is now pending, and
Page 69 - was never too hot nor too cold. It could never rain, snow, or blow too hard for us to work in the fields. Mr. Covey succeeded in breaking me; I was broken in body, soul, and spirit. My natural elasticity was crushed ; my intellect languished ; my disposition to read departed ; the cheerful spark that lingered about
Page 220 - unto me in proclaiming liberty every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbor; behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the Lord, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine
Page 198 - whom it is now pending, and [by whom it] will, it is understood, be speedily and finally settled. To their decision, in common with all good citizens, I shall cheerfully submit, whatever this may be." Thus strangely heralded, the " settlement
Page 69 - o'clock at night. If at any time in my life more than another I was made to drink the bitterest dregs of Slavery, that time was during the first six months of my stay with Mr. Covey. We were worked all weathers — it was never too hot nor too cold. It could never rain,
Page 157 - the rape of a virgin territory, compelling it to the hateful embrace of Slavery." He denounced the invaders of Kansas: " Hirelings picked from the drunken spew and vomit of an uneasy civilization—leashed together by secret signs and lodges, renewing the incredible atrocities of the assassins and the thugs." He denounced the lawmakers of

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