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Page 762 - Flapped in the morning wind: the sun Of noon looked down, and saw not one. Up rose old Barbara Frietchie then, Bowed with her fourscore years and ten; Bravest of all in Frederick town, She took up the flag the men hauled down; In her attic window the staff she set, To show that one heart was loyal yet.
Page 762 - In her attic window the staff she set. To show that one heart was loyal yet. Up the street came the Rebel tread, Stonewall Jackson riding ahead. Under his slouched hat left and right He glanced; the old flag met his sight. 0 Halt! " — the dust-brown ranks stood fast •Fire!
Page 327 - I am not eager, bold, Nor strong — all that is past; I am ready not to 'do At last, at last. My half day's work is done, And this is all my part ; I give a patient God My patient heart, And grasp His banner still, Though all its blue be dim ; These stripes, no less than stars, Lead after Him.
Page 762 - It shivered the window, pane and sash; It rent the banner with seam and gash. Quick, as it fell, from the broken staff Dame Barbara snatched the silken scarf. She leaned far out on the window-sill, And shook it forth with a royal will. ' Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag,' she said. A shade of sadness, a blush of shame, Over the face of the leader came; The nobler nature within him stirred To life at that woman's deed and word: 'Who touches a hair of yon gray head...
Page 141 - O, praise an' tanks ! De Lord he come To set de people free ; An' massa tink it day ob doom, An' we ob jubilee. De Lord dat heap de Red Sea waves He jus' as 'trong as den ; He say de word : we las' night slaves ; To-day, de lord's freemen.
Page 769 - I have given to my country all I had to give — my husband — such a gift! Yet I have freely given him for freedom and my country.
Page 762 - Over the mountains winding down, Horse and foot, into Frederick town. Forty flags with their silver stars, Forty flags with their crimson bars, Flapped in the morning wind: the sun Of noon looked down, and saw not one.
Page 86 - ... miles around, everywhere eloquently pleading the needs of the blue-coated soldier boys in the hospitals, the eloquence everywhere acting as an open sesame to the granaries. Now they obtained a little from a rich man, and then a great deal from a poor man — deeds of benevolence are half the time in an inverse ratio to the ability of the benefactors — till they had accumulated nearly five hundred bushels of wheat. This they sent to market, obtained the highest market price for it, and forwarded...
Page 329 - ... was managed at first: The surgeons left in care of the wounded three or four miles out from the town, went up and down among the men in the morning, and said, ' Any of you boys who can make your way to the cars can go to Baltimore/ So off start all who think they feel well enough; anything better than the ( hospitals/ so called, for the first few days after a battle.