My Diary in America in the Midst of War, Volumen 1

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Tinsley brothers, 1865 - 434 páginas

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Página 33 - Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible, swift sword. His truth is marching on.
Página 143 - The ice was here, the ice was there, The ice was all around: It cracked and growled, and roared and howled, Like noises in a swound...
Página 46 - ... fancy-dress ball as the devil had as tail an eel in an umbrella case. Uncle , reproved by some one for want of consideration for his mother : " How can you behave so to the mother that bore you ? " replied " The mother that bores me, you mean." Judge to convicted prisoner : " The Almighty has given you health and strength, instead of which you go about the country stealing hens.
Página 423 - The Married Life of Anne of Austria, Queen of France, Mother of Louis XIV. ; and the History of Don Sebastian, King of Portugal. Historical Studies. From numerous Unpublished Sources. By MARTHA WALKER FREER.
Página 81 - ... to the dictates of humanity and religion. Our happiness and prosperity essentially depend upon peace within our borders— and peace depends upon the maintenance, in good faith, of those compromises of the constitution upon which the Union is founded.
Página 370 - ... alights on earth, he is given to staggering about in an imbecile and helpless manner, suggesting the idea of extreme intoxication. The sharp New England mind, ever on the look-out for similes, has long since indorsed the locution " as tight as a peep," to express an utter state of tipsification. One of the best Yankee stories I ever heard is told, " in this connection,
Página 91 - I knew an old lady in Liverpool once, who kept an alehouse, not for profit, for she had plenty of money, but in order to enjoy the conversation of a select few. For all bar there was her little front parlour, and, but for a beer-engine in one corner, and a row of bottles and glasses on a shelf, you might have imagine'd the room to be a boudoir. A stranger, say, would enter, and call for a " gill o' ale " in a tone which, somehow, displeased the old lady.
Página 183 - you would like to see the Indians'. And George Sala captured his first Indian in his travel diary in much the same way as he might have recorded sighting a bird: 'he was the first North American Indian, in his own land, I had seen' . 18 Like virtually all travellers, both Sala and Offenbach were disappointed with what they saw.
Página 240 - ... substratum of sad truth in it. The late illustrious Abernethy had a presentiment of the ravages which Pie was making in the American constitution, when he rebuked his dyspeptic patient from beyond the sea with the gorging propensities of his countrymen.
Página 91 - Muffins," who was incurably drunken and dissipated, but who was a famous Latin and Greek scholar, had been a fellow of a college at Oxford, and whose conversation was still charming. " Lily-white Muffins," the old lady would cry, "thee's gude for nowt; but thee's classical. Sally, gi' t auld wretch a gill o

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