Seventy-five Years in Old Virginia: With Some Account of the Life of the Author and Some History of the People Amongst Whom His Lot was Cast,--their Character, Their Condition, and Their Conduct Before the War, During the War and After the War

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Neale publishing Company, 1904 - Petersburg (Va.) - 360 pages

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Page 39 - 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 59 - When I remember all The friends, so linked together, I've seen around me fall, Like leaves in wintry weather, I feel like one Who treads alone Some banquet hall deserted, Whose lights are fled, Whose garlands dead, And all but he departed.
Page 170 - How absurd it is to suppose that, when different parties enter into a compact for certain purposes, either can disregard any one provision and expect, nevertheless, the other to observe the rest.
Page 156 - I have only to say that the militia of Virginia will not be furnished to the powers at Washington for any such use or purpose as they have in view.
Page 158 - What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted ? Thrice is he armed, that hath his quarrel just ; And he but naked, though locked up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
Page 347 - No freeman," ran the memorable article that lies at the base of our whole judicial system, " shall be seized or imprisoned, or dispossessed, or outlawed, or in any way brought to ruin: we will not go against any man nor send against him, save by legal judgment of his peers or by the law of the land." " To no man will we sell," runs another, " or deny, or delay, right or justice.
Page xiii - Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, ' Our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain. Awake but one, and lo, what myriads rise !* Each stamps its image as the other flies.
Page 186 - My Lord, I can touch a bell on my right hand and order the arrest of a citizen of Ohio. I can touch a bell again, and order the imprisonment of a citizen of New -York ; and no power on earth, except that of the President, can release them. Can the Queen of England do as much ? " Then follows a list of over a hundred of the victims of the bastile ; from Colonel Lambdin P.
Page 169 - Whenever it shall appear that these causes are radical and permanent, a separation by equitable arrangement, will be preferable to an alliance by constraint, among nominal friends, but real enemies, inflamed by mutual hatred and jealousy, and inviting by intestine divisions, contempt, and aggression from abroad.
Page 334 - The army of Northern Virginia will deservedly rank as the best army which has existed on this continent ; suffering privations unknown to its opponents, it fought well from the early Peninsula days to the surrender of that small remnant at Appomattox. It seemed always ready, active, mobile ; without doubt it was composed of the best men of the South, rushing to what they considered the defense of their country against a bitter invader ; and they took the places assigned them, officer or private,...

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