Life with the Forty-ninth Massachusetts Volunteers

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Ramsey & Bisbee, printers, 1890 - 435 Seiten
 

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Seite 148 - Or injured Constance, bathes my head?" Then, as remembrance rose, — "Speak not to me of shrift or prayer! I must redress her woes. Short...
Seite 265 - For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. Hence timely running's no mean part Of conduct, in the martial art...
Seite 36 - I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles of war.
Seite 47 - Thou, too, sail on, O ship of State ! Sail on, O Union, strong and great ! Humanity, with all its fears, With all its hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate ! We know what Master laid thy keel.
Seite 47 - Tis of the wave and not the rock ; ,Tis but the flapping of the sail, And not a rent made by the gale ! In spite of rock and tempest's roar. In spite of false lights on the shore, Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea ! Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee...
Seite 285 - Now," the flag-sergeant cried, " Though death and hell betide, Let the whole nation see If we are fit to be Free in this land ; or bound Down, like the whining hound, — Bound with red stripes of pain In our old chains again...
Seite 286 - tis heard, Not a mere party shout; They gave their spirits out, Trusted the end to God, And on the gory sod Rolled in triumphant blood; Glad to strike one free blow, Whether for weal or woe; Glad to breathe one free breath, Though on the lips of death; Praying — alas! in vain! — That they might fall again, So they could once more see That burst to liberty! This was what " freedom
Seite 180 - The brave man is not he who feels no fear, . For that were stupid and irrational, But he, whose noble soul its fear subdues, And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.
Seite 286 - Rolled in triumphant blood. Glad to strike one free blow, Whether for weal or woe ; Glad to breathe one free breath, Though on the lips of death ; Praying, — alas ! in vain ! — That they might fall again, So they could once more see That burst to liberty ! This was what " freedom
Seite 122 - THE maid who binds her warrior's sash With smile that well her pain dissembles, The while beneath her drooping lash One starry tear-drop hangs and trembles, Though Heaven alone records the tear, And Fame, shall never know her story, Her heart has shed a drop as dear As e'er bedewed the field of glory...

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