The Captured Scout of the Army of the James. A Sketch of the Life of Sergeant H. H. Manning, Etc

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Nicolas and Noyes, 1869 - 60 pages
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Page 26 - By starlight and moonlight he seeks the Briton's camp; He hears the rustling flag, and the armed sentry's tramp; And the starlight and moonlight his silent wanderings lamp. With slow tread and still tread, he scans the tented line, And he counts the battery guns by the gaunt and shadowy pine; And his slow tread and still tread gives no warning sign.
Page 25 - We must forget all feelings save the one — We must resign all passions save our purpose — We must behold no object save our country — And only look on death as beautiful, So that the sacrifice ascend to heaven, And draw down freedom on her evermore.
Page 60 - I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
Page 21 - And I wonder, when this has all passed o'er, And the tattered old stars in triumph wave on Through street and square, with welcoming roar, If ever they'll think of us who are gone ? How we marched together, sound or sick, Sank in the trench o'er the heavy spade — How we charged on the guns, at double-quick, Kept rank for Death to choose and to pick— And lay on the bed no fair hands made. Ah, well ! — at last, when the Nation's free, And flags are flapping from bluff to bay, In old St. Lou what...
Page 28 - A sharp clang, a steel clang! And terror in the sound ; For the sentry, falcon-eyed, In the camp a spy hath found ; With a sharp clang, a steel clang, The patriot is bound.
Page 59 - ... quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness was made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Page 42 - Way down t in the inmost recesses of my heart," he wrote, " the great all-absorbing purpose and desire is to do the will of God as it is made known to me by his providence. ... I desire to be led by the hand of God. ... I wish to do away with every selfish thought, and live only for Jesus.

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