He who, after a triumphant first book, does not dissatisfy the public with a second, has a fair chance of gaining a fixed station in literature. But now commenced the pains and perils of the after-birth. By a maiden effort an author rarely makes enemies.
Meeting Colonel Key His changes of opinion His relations to McClellan Governor Dennison's influence McClellan's attitude toward Lincoln Burnside's position The Harrison Landing letter Compared with Lincoln's views Probable intent of the letter Incident at McClellan's headquarters John W. Garrett Emancipation Proclamation An after-dinner discussion of it Contrary influences Frank advice Burnside and John Cochrane General Order 163 Lincoln's visit to camp Riding the field A review Lincoln's desire for continuing the campaign McClellan's hesitation His tactics of discussion His exaggeration of difficulties Effect on his army Disillusion a slow process Lee's army not better than Johnston's Work done by our Western army Difference in morale An army rarely bolder than its leader Correspondence between Halleck and McClellan Lincoln's remarkable letter on the campaign The army moves on November 2 Lee regains the line covering Richmond McClellan relieved Burnside in command.
This is of smaller growth than the latter, rarely exceeding about 6 feet high, with large white flowers that are rendered all the more conspicuous by the tuft of golden stamens. Both species are somewhat tender, although hailing from the coast, swampy grounds of the southern States of North America.
A writer in the "New York Medical and Physical Journal" for October, 1829, in speaking of the occurrence of puerperal fever, confined to one man's practice, remarks, "We have known cases of this kind occur, though rarely, in New York."
He rode over hills of sand, across stretches of soft, yielding sand that slowed even Blizzard's furiously drumming hoofs, over treacherous fields of lava rock, through cactus forests. Up and down he went, but always on, and always heading southward toward the ranch. Very rarely did The Kid use the spurs, but he used them now, roweling Blizzard desperately.
His questions at dinner regarding my doings were rarely more definite than to ask how I had spent the day, to which any reply seemed to be satisfactory. I usually said that I had been studying; and had it not been for his quiet habit of observation, with which I was now acquainted, I should have imagined that it went in at one ear and out at the other.
He followed their movements with keenest interest and with a most astonishing amount of knowledge, giving a hint here, and a suggestion there, when he felt that he properly could, but he rarely gave a positive order. There is not space to quote the many letters in which he showed his military wisdom, or his kindly interest in the welfare and success of the different generals.
But conversations of this sort are rarely worth recording; the less so in this instance, since the Prince had taken care to seat himself where he had a good view of the enchanting Susie, and that vision more than once caused his thoughts to wander.
The leader of the emigrants cast his eyes, understandingly, about him, and examined the place with the keenness of one competent to judge of so nice a question, though in that dilatory and heavy manner, which rarely permitted him to betray precipitation. "Ay, this may do," he said, satisfied with his scrutiny; "boys, you have seen the last of the sun; be stirring."
Such was the unhappy termination of an expedition undertaken with the most noble and philanthropic objects in view, and which, had it not been for the deadly climate, must, from the determination and zeal of all those engaged, have been fully successful. Rarely has England been called on to interfere in any of the quarrels which have been so frequent among the states of South America.