Four Years In Secessia; Adventures Within And Beyond The Union Lines Embracing A Great Variety Of Facts, Incidents, And Romance Of The War by Junius Henri BrowneFour Years In Secessia; Adventures Within And Beyond The Union Lines Embracing A Great Variety Of Facts, Incidents, And Romance Of The War by Junius Henri Browne

Four Years In Secessia; Adventures Within And Beyond The Union Lines Embracing A Great Variety Of…

byJunius Henri Browne

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. SECESSION IN MISSOURI. The Feminine Secessionists of St. Louis.--Their Parrot-like Raving.--Their Resemblance to Barnaby Rudge's Raven.--Harmlessness of Pettieoated Traitors. --Sale of Rebel Properly.--Curious Scene.--A Mysterious Article. The principal element of Secession in St. Louis, early in the War, was, and probably is still, in the women, who, having the privilege of saying what they pleased, were often loud in their denunciations of the Government, and profuse in their expressions of sympathy with the South. They talked an infinite deal of Rebel fustian; but it meant nothing, and did no harm. There, as in the other Slave State cities, Secession was the mode, and that, combined with what was then the newness of the doctrine, was sufficient to make almost any woman its exponent. Many silly girls in St. Louis thought they would not be fashionable unless they talked treason; and they did it systematically, just as they wore a certain kind of mantle or a peculiar style of bonnet. Brainless women spoke of the outrages of the North and of the wrongs of the South, without having any more idea of the meaning of the words than a parrot that has caught the sound has of a metaphysical phrase of Fichte Ot Hegel, and screams it out to every passer-by. The political conversation of many of the feminine Secessionists in that town reminded one of the raven, Grip, in "Barnaby Rndge," on the night when that sagacious bird endeavored to recollect the valuable admonition to a popular though mysterious Polly, respecting the preparation of the evening meal. Grip could recollect "Polly put the ket ," but there his memory failed, and drowsiness overcame him. At last he caught the remainder of the quotation, and uttered: "Polly put the kettle on, And we'll all take te...
Title:Four Years In Secessia; Adventures Within And Beyond The Union Lines Embracing A Great Variety Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217719422

ISBN - 13:9780217719421

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