Pictorial Life of Andrew Jackson: Embracing Anecdotes, Illustrative of His Character. For Young People

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Lindsay and Blakiston, 1845 - 183 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 183 - How sleep the brave, who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honour comes, a pilgrim grey, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair To dwell, a weeping hermit, there!
Σελίδα 61 - Roberts' the left. About eight o'clock, the advance having arrived within eighty yards of the enemy, who were concealed in a thick shrubbery that covered the margin of a small rivulet, received a heavy fire, which they instantly returned with much spirit.
Σελίδα 46 - December, 1812, those troops rendezvoused at Nashville, prepared to advance to the place of their destination ; and, although the weather was then excessively severe, and the ground covered with snow, no troops could have displayed greater firmness. The general was everywhere with them, inspiring them with the ardour that animated his own bosom.
Σελίδα 170 - On one occasion he remarked to a clergyman who called upon him, that he was "in the hands of a merciful God. I have full confidence," said he, "in his goodness and mercy. My lamp of life is nearly out, and the last glimmer is come. I am ready to depart when called. The Bible is true. The principles and statutes of that holy book have been the rule of my life, and I have tried to conform to its spirit as near as possible. Upon that sacred volume I rest my hope of eternal salvation, through the merits...
Σελίδα 144 - God, they have been attended with unparalleled success. They have saved the country ; and whatever may be the opinion of that country, or the decrees of its courts, in relation to the means he has used, he can never regret...
Σελίδα 65 - Thus left destitute, Jackson, with the utmost cheerfulness of temper, repaired to the bullock pen, and of the offal there thrown away, provided for himself and staff what he was pleased to call, and seemed really to think, a very comfortable repast. Tripes, however, hastily provided in a camp, without bread or seasoning, can only be palatable to an appetite very highly whetted. Yet this constituted for several days the only diet at head quarters, during which time the general seemed entirely satisfied...
Σελίδα 131 - It was more than ever necessary to keep concealed the situation of his army; and, above' -aik, to preserve as secret as possible its unarmed condition. To 'restrict all communication even with his own lines, was now; as danger increased, rendered more important. None were permitted to leave the line, and none from without to pass into his camp, but such as were to be implicitly confided in. The line of sentinels was strengthened in front, that none might pass to the enemy, should desertion be attempted...
Σελίδα 65 - Neither this nor the liberal donations by which he disfurnished himself to relieve the suffering soldier, deserves to be ascribed to ostentation or design : the one flowed from benevolence, the other from necessity, and a desire to place before his men an example of patience and suffering, which he felt might be necessary, and hoped might be serviceable.
Σελίδα 111 - Coffee, unacquainted with their position, for the darkness had greatly increased, already contemplated again to charge them ; but one of his officers, who had discovered the advantage their situation gave them, assured him it was too hazardous ; that they could be driven no farther, and would, from the point they occupied, resist with the bayonet, and repel, with considerable loss, any attempt that might be made to dislodge them. The place of their retirement was covered in front by a strong bank,...
Σελίδα 148 - ... terminate a conflict which had been avoided from considerations of humanity, but which had now become indispensable, from the settled hostility of the savage enemy.

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