Tarry at Home Travels

Macmillan, 1906 - 429 ページ


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xvi ページ - Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, "If the British march By land or sea from the town tonight, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,— One, if by land, and two, if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and...
34 ページ - A wizard of such dreaded fame That when, in Salamanca's cave, Him listed his magic wand to wave, The bells would ring in Notre Dame...
330 ページ - Here in this lone little wood," I exclaimed, " With a maid who was lovely to soul and to eye, Who would blush when I praised her, and weep if I blamed. How blest could I live, and how calm could I die ! " By the shade of yon sumach, whose red berry dips In the gush of the fountain, how sweet to recline, And to know that I sighed upon innocent lips, Which had never been sighed on by any but mine ! -
105 ページ - That, if by faithfulness I had recommended myself to Gen. Howe, I should be loth, by unfaithfulness, to lose the General's good opinion ; besides, that I viewed the offer of land to be similar to that which the devil offered Jesus Christ, "To give him all the kingdoms of the world, if he would fall down and worship him ; when at the same time, the damned soul had not one foot of land upon earth.
130 ページ - Jarvis. the defeat of the fleet, and so retreated — a retreat which went as far as Canada. Of course the repulse was appreciated at the time, when, indeed, it was greatly needed in America, for the capture of the city of Washington by Ross's army had taken place about a fortnight before. The effect of this repulse in England was practically that it ended the war. The Ministry asked the Duke of Wellington to come over to America and to take the command. His answer is a very interesting letter, showing...
254 ページ - I am almost sorry to see that Stafford Springs is becoming a great manufacturing town. But the dear old hotel where the invalids of a century ago repaired in their own carriages with their own spans of horses and their own negro drivers is still extant, and, if you will ask at the right place, they will show you the sign-board which used to be displayed over the bath-house with this verse of Dr. Dwight's : — " 0 health, thou dearest source of bliss to man, I woo thee here, here at this far-famed...
28 ページ - ... appointed as a junior member on the New Hampshire Geological Survey, under the eminent Charles Thomas Jackson, who is better known as one of the discoverers of the properties of ether. On my way to join this survey I went down to Portland and made a visit on my lifelong friend Samuel Longfellow. He is the Longfellow to whom you owe some of the best hymns in your hymn-book ; for instance, he wrote the hymn for my ordination. He graduated with me at Cambridge in 1839. And we of our class used to...
94 ページ - So that the mountains were still green, and so the forests still grew into cathedral aisles. And with every summer the wilderness was alive with glories for which there is no comparison. Then, alas 1 Satan came walking up and down. And he devised methods of making paper from wood pulp.
xviii ページ - THOHEAU 191 CHARLES SUMNER 194 From a photograph in possession of FJ Garrison, Esq. PROFESSOR ASA GRAY 196 The eminent botanist. He was Professor of Natural History at Harvard from 1842 to 1888. OCHRE POINT, NEWPORT 199 JEAN BAPTISTE DONATIEN DE VIMEURE, COMTE DE ROCHAMBEAU, 1725-1807 201 CHEVALIER DE CHASTELLUX 202 "DESTRUCTION OF THE SCHOONER 'GASPE* IN THE WATERS OF RHODE ISLAND. 1772" .... 203 This engraving, by Rogers, of the paintingby J.
xii ページ - His four great works executed in the rotunda of the Capitol at Washington — the Declaration of Independence ; the Surrender of Burgoyne...