As they passed between the buoys, the cases of the torpedoes were heard by many on board knocking against the copper of the bottom, and many of the primers snapped audibly, but no torpedo exploded. The Hartford went safely through, the gates of Mobile Bay were forced, and as Farragut's flag cleared the obstructions his last and hardest battle was virtually won.
I hope it may be my fortune to travel further with you in this fair world, under similar circumstances. NOOK FARM, HARTFORD, April 10, 1874. Ay, now I am in Arden: the more fool I; when I was at home, I was in a better place; but travellers must be content."
The real obstacles are more serious. It is true that Dr. Park of Andover, Dr. Bushnell of Hartford, and Dr. Hodge of Princeton, could say in Emerson's lifetime: "We know a better, a more Scriptural and certificated road toward the very things which Emerson is seeking for. We do not grant that we are less idealistic than he. We think him a dangerous guide, following wandering fires.
Just as his men had thrown up a work sufficient for defense and had mounted a few guns, a Dutch ship from New Amsterdam appeared, bringing a force intended to appropriate the same place. Again the Dutch found themselves a trifle late; and their post at Hartford was thus finally cut off from effective support.
Also G. L. Walker, First Church in Hartford, p. 358. They keep the word of promise to our ear and break it to our hope. Macbeth, Act V, Sc. viii. The Connecticut General Court incorporated in the act establishing the Saybrook Platform the proviso
The officers of the 'Hartford' gathered around the capacious wardroom table, writing what they knew might be their last letters to loved ones far away, or giving to friends messages and instructions in case of death. There were no signs of fear; but, like brave and intelligent men, they recognized the stern possibilities of the morrow, and acted accordingly.
The man achieved another bar of "The Holy City," and fondly dusted his face with talcum powder, critically observing the effect. "If you will go into the silence," he at length said, "and there hold the thought of the all-good, you will be freed from your delusion." "Humph!" said Bean and turned his face from the Hartford man.
Whether the one or the other of these conditions was most responsible, revelations and rumors were for several years conspicuously numerous. In 1802 there were capital convictions of fourteen insurgent or conspiring slaves in six scattered counties of Virginia; and panicky reports of uprisings were sent out from Hartford and Bertie Counties, North Carolina.
In fact I have been waiting for it to occur. There is an invention that makes it almost possible to strike a man down with impunity in broad daylight in any place where there is sufficient noise to cover up a click, a slight 'Pouf! and the whir of the bullet in the air. "I refer to this little device of a Hartford inventor.
He then told Thomas that he might step over the fence and help himself to as many plums as he wished. The boy was pleased with the invitation, and soon filled his pockets with plums which he could call his own. Honesty will always get its reward. I will tell you an affecting story about a young lad by the name of Emerson Terry, who lived in Hartford, Ct.