The History of Norfolk, Virginina: A Review of Important Events and Incidents which Occurred from 1736-1877 ; Also a Record of Personal Reminiscences and Political, Commercial, and Curious Facts

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Norfolk Virginian Job Print, 1877 - 264 страници
 

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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 96 - tis not in Man, nor in Heaven, To let Tyranny bind it again ! But 'tis past — and, tho' blazon'd in story The name of our Victor may be, Accurst is the march of that glory Which treads o'er the hearts of the free. Far dearer the grave or the prison, Illumed by one patriot name, Than the trophies of all, who have risen On Liberty's ruins to fame.
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 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 115 - Stubbs departed this life in the 59th year of his age, after a long and painful illness which he bore with Christian fortitude and resignation.
Страница 74 - Mr. Seward, usually buoyant and self-reliant, overwhelmed with the intelligence, listened in responsive sympathy to Stanton, and was greatly depressed, as, indeed, were all the members.
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 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 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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