With Sabre and Scalpel: The Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon

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Harper & Brothers, 1914 - 534 pages
 

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Page 529 - Society ; the degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon him by the University of Glasgow in 1806; and in 1808 he was elected a member of the French Institute.
Page v - My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthroned, and rulers of the earth ; But higher far my proud pretensions rise — The son of parents passed into the skies.
Page 97 - ... corresponds with the many attempts related in history at the assassination of kings and emperors. An enthusiast broods over the oppression of a people till he fancies himself commissioned by Heaven to liberate them. He ventures the attempt, which ends in little else than his own execution. Orsini's attempt on Louis Napoleon and John Brown's attempt at Harper's Ferry were, in their philosophy, precisely the same. The eagerness to cast blame on old England in the one case, and on New England in...
Page 184 - The years creep slowly by, Lorena; The snow is on the grass again; The sun's low down the sky, Lorena; The frost gleams where the flowers have been.
Page 297 - Hitchcock ; it is hard on our men held in Southern prisons not to exchange them, but it is humanity to those left in the ranks to fight our battles. Every man released on parole, or otherwise, becomes an active soldier against us at once, either directly or indirectly.
Page 106 - It has been truly said, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Page 520 - DU BIST WIE EINE BLUME. Du bist wie eine Blume So hold und schön und rein; Ich schau' dich an, und Wehmut Schleicht mir ins Herz hinein. Mir ist, als ob ich die Hände Aufs Haupt dir legen sollt', Betend, dass Gott dich erhalte So rein und schön und hold.
Page 61 - Another popular song referred to the "patrol," which the negroes styled "patter-rollers": Run, nigger, run; patter-roller catch you; Run, nigger, run; it's almos' day; Run, nigger, run; patter-roller catch you; Run, nigger, run; you'd better git away. Dis nigger run; he run his best; Stuck his head in a hornet's nest. Jump'd de fence and run frew de paster; White man run, but nigger run faster. There was an embellishment of this "star" selection which may be of interest.
Page 254 - Hello! " I said to myself, " if the general is crossing himself, we are in a desperate situation." I was on my horse in a moment. I had no sooner collected my thoughts and looked around toward the front, where all this din came from, than I saw our lines break and melt away like leaves before the wind. Then the headquarters around me disappeared. The graybacks came through with a rush, and soon the musket balls and the cannon shot began to reach the place where we stood.
Page 468 - The removal of the lower limb at the coxo-femoral articulation may be properly regarded as the gravest operation that the surgeon is ever called upon to perform, and it is only within a comparatively recent period that it has been accepted as a justifiable procedure. The most pressing risk is that of hemorrhage.

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