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Cedar Creek
ON the eighteenth of October, the grey being again drawn up at Fisher's Hill, Gordon, with General Clement Evans and Jed Hotchkiss and Major Hunter of Gordon's staff, climbed Massanutten, overhanging the Confederate right. Up here, on the craggy mountain brow, high in the blue air, resting a moment amid red scrub oak and yellow hickory, they looked forth.
Army Of Tennessee
Forty thousand men, Hood and the Army of Tennessee lingered a full month in this region of Georgia, first around Lovejoy's Station, then at Palmetto. On the first of October they crossed the Chattahoochee. Four days later was fought the engagement of Allatoona.
THE bells of the South had been melted and run into cannon, and yet there seemed a tolling of bells. Everywhere they tolled — louder and louder! — tolled the siege of Savannah, tolled Hatcher's Run in Virginia, tolled Fort Fisher in North Carolina and the blue bombarding ships — tolled solemnly and loudly...
Road To Winnsboro
SHE was a wise as well as a fair woman, and yet, the day after the burning of Columbia, she took a road that led northward from the smoking ruins. In the cold morning sunlight Sherman himself had come to the churchyard, and hat in hand had spoken to the Mother Superior. He regretted the accidental burning of the convent.
Beginning Of The End
GENERAL J. E. JOHNSTON: —Assume command of the Army of Tennessee and all troops in the Department of South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. Assign General Beauregard to duty under you as you may select.
April, 1865
A CONFEDERATE soldier, John Wise, speaks of the General-in-Chief. - I have seen many pictures of General Lee, but never one that conveyed a correct impression of his appearance. Above the ordinary size, his proportions were perfect. His form had fullness, without any appearance of superfluous flesh, and was as erect as that of a cadet, without the slightest apparent constraint.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - I
AFTER the death of King Utherpendragon reigneth King Arthur, his son, which had great wars in his days, for to get all England into his hands; for there were many kings at that time within the realm of England, in Wales, in Scotland, and in Cornwall.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - II
It happened so, at that time, that there was a poor knight with King Arthur, that had been prisoner with him half a year and more, for slaying a knight, which was cousin to King Arthur. The knight was named Balin le Savage, and by good means of the barons, he was delivered out of prison ; for he was a good man named of his body, and he was born in Northumberland.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - III
THE meanwhile that this knight was making him ready to depart, there came into the court a lady, which hight (was called) the Lady of the Lake, and she came on horseback richly beseen, and saluted King Arthur, and there she asked him a gift that he had promised her when she gave him the sword.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - IV
AT that time there was in King Arthur's court a knight that was the king's son of Ireland, and his name was Lanceor; and he was a proud knight, and he counted himself one of the best knights of the court, and he had great spite at Balin for the achieving of the sword, than any should be accounted of more prowess than he was...
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - V
THEN he looked by him, and was ware of a damsel that came riding as fast as her horse might gallop upon a fair palfrey. And when she espied that Sir Lanceor was slain, then she made sorrow out of measure, and said, - O Balin ! two bodies hast thou slain and one heart, and two hearts in one body, and two souls thou hast lost.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - VI
The meanwhile as they talked there came a dwarf from the city of Camelot on horseback, as fast as he might, and found the dead bodies; wherefore he made great dole, and drew his hair for sorrow, and said, - Which of you knights hath done this deed .
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - VII
THE meanwhile as this was doing, came Merlin unto king Marke, and seeing all his doing, said, - Here in this place shall be the greatest battle between two knights that ever was or ever will be, and the truest lovers, and yet none of them shall slay other...
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - VIII
THEN Merlin lodged them in a wood amongst leaves, beside the highway, and took off the bridles of their horses, and put them to grass, and laid them down to rest them till it was nigh midnight. Then Merlin bade them arise and make them ready; for the king was nigh them that was stolen away from his host, with threescore of his best knights...
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - IX
THEN King Arthur made ready his host in ten battles ; and Nero was ready in the field, afore the Castle Terabil, with a mighty host ; for he had ten battles, with much more people than King Arthur had.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - X
So, at the interment, came King Lot's wife, Morgause, with her four sons, Gawaine, Agravaine, Gaheris, and Gareth. Also there came thither King Urience, Sir Ewaine's father, and Morgan le Fay, his wife, that was King Arthur's sister; all these came to the interment.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - XI
WITHIN a day or two King Arthur was somewhat sick, and he let pitch his pavilion in a meadow, and there he laid him down on a pallet to sleep, but he might have no rest. Right so he heard a great noise of a horse; and there with the king looked out at the porch of the pavilion's door, and saw a knight coming by him making great sorrow.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - XII
So Balin and the damsel rode into the forest, and there met with a knight that had been on hunting; and that knight asked Balin for what cause he made so great sorrow.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - XIII
THEN they rode three or four days, and never met with adventure ; and by hap they were lodged with a gentleman that was a rich man, and well at ease. And, as they sat at theirsupper, Balin heard one complain grievously by him in a chair.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - XIV
ANON all the knights rose up from the table for to set on Balin ; and King Pellam himself arose up fiercely, and said, - Knight, why hast thou slain my brother? thou shalt die, therefore, ere thou depart.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - XV
THEN Merlin came thither and took up Balin, and gat him a good horse, for his horse was dead, and bade him ride out of that country.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - XVI
AND when Garnish beheld her so lying, for pure sorrow his mouth and nose burst out on bleeding, and with his sword he smote off both their heads; and then he made sorrow out of measure, and said, - Oh ! Balin, much sorrow thou hast brought to me; for hadst thou not showed me that sight, I should have passed my sorrow.
The Book Of Sir Balin Le Savage - XVII
THEN afore him he saw come riding out of a castle, a knight, and his horse trapped all in red, and himself in the same colour. And when this knight in the red beheld Balin, him thought that it should be his brother Balin, because of his two swords ; but because he knew not his shield, he deemed that it should not be.
Life Of Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema
LAURENS ALMA TADEMA was born on January 8th, 1836, at Dronryp, a little town in the very heart of the Frisian province of Holland. Hence by birth Tadema is Dutch, though by residence and naturalization he is now an Englishman. His Dutch birth, as we shall see later, was not without significant effect upon the development and character of his art.
Work Of Alma Tadema
THE first in date of Alma Tadema's. preserved paintings is a cycle of pictures dealing with Merovingian times. To these Merovingians he was early attracted, partly perhaps because in his old home and birthplace relics, such as coins, medals, armour belonging to that epoch were the only antiquities the soil could boast.
Art Of Alma Tadema
IT is fortunately not possible to define with real precision the position Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema occupies in art, since happily he is still living and working among us-and long may he so live to turn out yet other scores of sun-filled joyous canvases.
Alma Tadema - Our Illustrations
AMONGST the many famous and popular pictures by Alma Tadema it is a little difficult to know which to select, and our object has been to make a representative collection, while avoiding those which are already familiar to all through the windows of the print shops.
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