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Page 271 - Trust no future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act, — act in the living present! Heart within, and GOD o'erhead!
Page 132 - In all the trade of war no feat Is nobler than a brave retreat: For those that run away, and fly, Take place at least o' the
Page 183 - To the very moment that he bade me tell it; Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field, Of hair-breadth 'scapes i...
Page 114 - I wish I was a baby, and a girl baby at that!" The plagued Yankees have such an ability and habit of outnumbering us that we are not prompt to join in any censure of the Texas Irishman who, sent out on the skirmish line, came back on a treble-quick and, when told by his lieutenant, "I'd rather die, Mike, than run out of a fight...
Page 98 - Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar? . . . And the creature run from the cur? There thou mightst behold the great image of authority: a dog's obeyed in office.
Page 107 - Can such things be, And overcome us like a summer's cloud, Without our special wonder?
Page 307 - In this charge, in which upwards of a thousand men fell, killed and wounded, before the fire of the enemy, and in which fourteen pieces of artillery and nearly a regiment were captured, the Fourth Texas, under the lead of General Hood, were the first to pierce these strongholds and seize the guns.
Page 37 - ... he who fights and runs away will live to fight another day.