The Second War with England, Volume 2

C. Scribner, 1853 - 351 pages

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Page 129 - Since sunrise I have been turning my spy-glass in every direction, and watching with unwearied anxiety, hoping to discover the approach of my dear husband and his friends; but, alas! I can descry only groups of military, wandering in all directions, as if there was a lack of arms, or of spirit to fight for their own fireside.
Page 145 - Oh ! say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through, the night that our flag was still there.
Page 177 - ... manufactures. His barbarous policy has not even spared those monuments of the arts, and models of taste, with which our country had enriched and embellished its infant metropolis. From such an adversary, hostility in its greatest force and worst forms may be looked for.
Page 146 - O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave? On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Page 16 - Shall an enemy wholly unacquainted with military evolutions, and who rely more for victory on their grim visages and hideous yells, than upon their bravery or their weapons; shall such an enemy ever drive before them the well-trained youths of our country, whose bosoms pant for glory, and a desire to avenge the wrongs they have received ? Your general will not live to behold such a spectacle ; rather would he rush into the thickest of the enemy, and submit himself to their scalping-knives : but he...
Page 153 - Stir up thy strength, O LORD, and come and help us ; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. O let not our sins now cry against us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou...
Page 16 - But he has no fears of such a result. He knows the valor of the men he commands, and how certainly that valor, regulated as it will be, will lead to victory. With his soldiers he will face all dangers, and with them participate in the glory of conquest.
Page 227 - ... was driven off, Marshal Chase on the box with the driver, and the prisoner inside with Officers Tyler and Stevens. This was done by special order of the War Department to Marshal Chase, directing him to resist the writ, or, in the event of the prisoner's discharge, to re-arrest him. Mr. Sawin again applied to Judge Hall for a writ of habeas corpus, which was granted, and served upon the Marshal by Harvey B.
Page 17 - Indeed, sir, we have been very wretchedly supplied — scarcely two rations in succession have been regularly drawn ; yet we are not despondent. While we can procure an ear of corn apiece, or any thing that will answer as a substitute for it, we shall continue our exertions to accomplish the object for which we were sent. The cheerfulness with which my men submit to privations, and are ready to encounter danger, does honor to them, and to the government whose rights they are defending.
Page 34 - ... fairly boiled over with rage and indignation ; yet, smothering his passion, he gave his orders coolly and calmly, but in a tone that rang like the blast of a trumpet. Words of encouragement were not wanting ; and when the fearless and intrepid Coffee sprang from his litter into the . saddle, he cried, " We shall whip them yet, my men ! — the dead have risen and come to aid us...

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