A record of the metropolitan fair in aid of the United States sanitary commission, held at New York in 1864 [by J.S.F. and E.S.].

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Hurd, 1867 - 261 páginas
 

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Página 172 - The tea was served out of a majestic delft teapot, ornamented with paintings of fat little Dutch shepherds and shepherdesses tending pigs, with boats sailing in the air, and houses built in the clouds, and sundry other ingenious Dutch fantasies.
Página 18 - LORD of Hosts ! Almighty King ! Behold the sacrifice we bring ! To every arm Thy strength impart, Thy spirit shed through every heart ! Wake in our breasts the living fires, The holy faith that warmed our sires ; Thy hand hath made our Nation free ; To die for her is serving Thee. Be Thou a pillared flame to show The midnight snare, the silent foe ; And when the battle thunders loud, Still guide us in its moving cloud.
Página 18 - From treason's rent, from murder's stain, Guard Thou its folds till Peace shall reign, — Till fort and field, till shore and sea, Join our loud anthem, PRAISE TO THEE! PARTING HYMN. "Dundee.
Página 18 - God of all nations ! sovereign Lord ! In thy dread name we draw the sword, We lift the starry flag on high That fills with light our stormy sky. No more its flaming emblems wave, To bar from hope the trembling slave; No more its radiant glories shine To blast with woe one child of thine...
Página 25 - In whatever light we regard this exploit it extorts our admiration and praise ; the boldness in the conception of the enterprise, being even surpassed by the perfect manner in which all its parts were executed. Nothing appears to have been wanting, in a military point of view ; nothing was deranged ; nothing defeated. The hour was well chosen, and no doubt it was a chief reason why the corsairs, gun-boats, and batteries, were...
Página 66 - that Franklin lived in 1778.' " 1 drew that house, now pulled down. This is the sketch. I believe that this picture of the house of Franklin, at Passy, is the only one in existence. I offer it to the United States Sanitary Commission. " I am happy that the Sanitary Commission have done me the honor to call upon me, and afford me an opportunity to renew the expression of my heartfelt sympathy for the gallant men who are struggling so gloriously to rid the great American Republic of that sinful system....
Página 18 - Thou a pillared flame to show The midnight snare, the silent foe ; And when the battle thunders loud, Still guide us in its moving cloud. " God of all nations, Sovereign Lord, In Thy dread name we draw the sword ; We lift Thy starry flag on high, That fills with light our stormy sky.
Página 122 - There need be no raffles at the Children's Department, if they are thought likely to lead the youthful mind out of the way it should go ; and surely, allowing beautiful articles to go to ruin in the dust, as they are now doing, to be finally disposed of at auction for a mere song, is not the best way to roll up a pile of substantial and much needed greenbacks.
Página 83 - ... This exhibition of pictures was one that we have reason long to remember. It was not only a collection of peculiar value in itself, but it marked an epoch in the art history of this country. We find artists and critics in 1866 recognizing, even more fully than in 1864, the importance of the Sanitary Fair Art Gallery, and we doubt not that future years will develop yet more indubitably that importance. Why this is so, will be so easily seen that we need not devote many words here to setting forth...
Página 18 - ... the best thought of their brains, the best work of their hands. " And when the record of this Fair is written, and the grand result is known, as our gallant armies shall march forth to strike another gigantic blow, which will, we hope, send this foul rebellion reeling to its last retreat, it shall bear to them the glad tidings that they carry with them the hearts and the hopes of more than twenty million loyal Americans ; and that for as many as faint and fall...

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