Our Whole Country: Or, The Past and Present of the United States, Historical and Descriptive. In Two Volumes, Containing the General and Local Histories and Descriptions of Each of the States, Territories, Cities, and Towns of the Union; Also Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Persons ... Illustrated by Six Hundred Engravings ... Almost Wholly from Drawinigs Taken on the Spot by the Authors, the Entire Work Being on Their Part the Result of Over 16,000 Miles of Travel and Four Years of Labor, Volume 2
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Page 973 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it. I have killed many: I have fully glutted my vengeance: for my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. But do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear.
Page 880 - How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest ! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
Page 967 - For Tippecanoe and Tyler too — Tippecanoe and Tyler too, And with them we'll beat little Van, Van, Van, Van is a used up man, And with them we'll beat little Van.
Page 991 - I soon discovered, from the weight of the fire and extent of their lines, that the enemy were in full force in front, in possession of their favorite ground, and endeavoring to turn our left flank. I therefore gave orders for the second line to advance and support the first; and directed Major General Scott to gain and turn the right flank of the savages, with the whole of the mounted volunteers...
Page 835 - Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame, fresh and gory ; We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone — But we left him alone with his glory ! SONG.
Page 1150 - Englishman, your king has never sent us any presents, nor entered into any treaty with us, wherefore he and we are still at war ; and, until he does these things, we must consider that we have no other father, nor friend, among the white men, than the King of France...
Page 864 - They will probably commence the war in that quarter. They have twenty vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, and our affairs in St. Domingo are daily getting worse since the death of Le Clerc. The conquest of Louisiana might be easily made, and I have not a moment to lose in putting it out of their reach.
Page 896 - Jackson was the most roaring, rollicking, game-cocking, horse-racing, card-playing, mischievous fellow, that ever lived in Salisbury." Add to this such expressions as these: " He did not trouble the law-books much;" " he was more in the stable than in the office;" " he was the head of all the rowdies hereabouts.