The History of Norfolk, Virginia

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Страница 75 - will change the whole character of the war; she will destroy, seriatim, every naval vessel; she will lay all the cities on the seaboard under contribution. I shall immediately recall Burnside; Port Royal must be abandoned. I will notify the governors and municipal authorities in the North to take instant measures to protect their harbors.
Страница 75 - He had no doubt, he said, that the monster was at this moment on her way to Washington ; and, looking out of the window, which commanded a view of the Potomac for many miles, ' Not unlikely, we shall have a shell or cannonball from one of her guns in the White House before we leave this room.
Страница 181 - Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright / The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men; / A thousand hearts beat happily; and when / Music arose with its voluptuous swell, / Soft eyes looked love to eyes that spake again, / And all went merry as a marriage bell; / But hush!
Страница 84 - There is no dissenting opinion. The ship was accordingly put on shore as near the mainland in the vicinity of Craney Island as possible, and the crew landed. She was then fired, and after burning fiercely fore and aft for upward of an hour, blew up a little before five on the morning of the eleventh.
Страница 83 - ... were within half a mile of the city, and that the Mayor was treating for Its surrender. On returning to the ship, he found that Craney Island and all the other batteries on the river had been abandoned. It was now seven o'clock in the evening, and this unexpected confirmation rendered prompt measures necessary for the safety of the Virginia.
Страница 85 - Hugcr, leaving the batteries unmanned and unprotected, no doubt conspired to produce in the minds of the officers of the Virginia the necessity of her destruction at the time, as, in their opinion, the only means left of preventing her from falling into the hands of the enemy ; and seems to have precluded the consideration of the possibility of getting her up James River to the point or points indicated.
Страница 148 - Mlston, the distinguished artist, in the 64th year of his age. He was a native of South Carolina, and graduated at Harvard College in 1800. In the following year, he embarked for Europe, and remained abroad for eight years, studying the works of the great masters, and enjoying the friendship of the most distinguished poets and painters of England and Italy. Among those with whom...
Страница 248 - For modes of faith, let graceless zealots fight; His can't be wrong whose life is in .the right : In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity: All must be false that thwart this one great end ; And all of God, that bless mankind, or mend.
Страница 65 - Why Abram Lincoln, don't you know, The Yankee President, Whose ugly picture once we saw, When up to town we went, —
Страница 96 - In the face of high heav'n to fight over That combat for freedom once more; — Could the chain for an instant be riven Which Tyranny flung round us then...

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