The History of Norfolk, Virginia

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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 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 84 - The ship was not in a condition for battle, even with an enemy of equal force, and their force was overwhelming. I therefore determined, with the concurrence of the first and flag lieutenants• to save the crew for future service by landing them at Craney Island, the only road for retreat open to us, and to destroy the ship to prevent her falling into the hands of the enemy. I may add that, although not formally consulted, the course was approved by every commissioned officer in the ship.
Страница 6 - Indian meal, through the winter, nine shillings per bushel — this summer it is supposed it will be fifteen ; flour eleven and twelve dollars per barrel, a leg of mutton three dollars, butter three shillings per pound, eggs two shillings and three pence per dozen, and so on.
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 82 - Monroe, got under way and stood up to that point apparently with the intention of joining thcu- squadron in the Roads. Before, however, we got within gunshot, the enemy ceased firing, and retired with all speed under the protection of the guns of the fortress, followed by the Virginia, until the shells from the Rip Raps passed over her.
Страница 66 - My darlin's face is red and white, Her skin is soff and fine, And on her pretty little head De yallar ringlets shine. " My chile, who made dis difference 'Twixt mammy and 'twixt you ? You reads de dear Lord's blessed book, And you can tell me true. " De dear Lord said it must be so ; And, honey, I, for one, Wid tankful heart will always say, His holy will be done. "I tanks Mas...
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 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 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.

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