Around the World with General Grant, Volume 2

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American News Company, 1879

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Initially released in two volumes, this work has been combined and abridged by historian Fellman. Young, the European correspondent for the New York Herald, joined the Civil Warrior's entourage as he ... Read full review

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Page 105 - ... mendicants and not less holy bulls. The broad and stately flights of steps which descended from these swarming haunts to the bathing-places along the Ganges were worn every day by the footsteps of an innumerable multitude of worshippers. The schools and temples drew crowds of pious Hindoos from every province where the Brahminical faith was known. Hundreds of devotees came thither every month to die ; for it was believed that a peculiarly happy fate awaited the man who should pass from the sacred...
Page 116 - Perfect truth ; perfect happiness ; without equal ; immortal ; absolute unity; whom neither speech can describe nor mind comprehend; all-pervading ; all-transcending ; delighted with his own boundless intelligence ; not limited by space or time ; without feet, moving swiftly ; without hands, grasping all worlds ; without eyes, all-surveying ; without ears, all-hearing ; without an intelligent guide, understanding all ; without cause, the first of all causes; all-ruling i all-powerful; the creator,...
Page 295 - As a soldier, as a commander of troops, as a man capable of doing all that is possible with any number of men, there is no man living greater than Sheridan. He belongs to the very first rank of soldiers, not only of our country but of the world.
Page 111 - And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: And they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; City against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
Page 312 - We give a translation of one of these extra bulletins: " We have just heard that the King of America, being on friendly terms with China, will leave America early in the third month, bringing with him a suite of officers, etc., all complete on board the ship. It is said that he is bringing a large number of rare presents with him, and that he will be here in Canton about the 6th or gth of May.
Page 361 - The most troublesome men in public life," said Grant a few years later, " are those over-righteous people who see no motives in other people's actions but evil motives, who believe all public life is corrupt, and nothing is well done, unless they do it themselves. They are narrow-headed men, their two eyes so close together that they can look out of the same gimlet-hole without winking.
Page 104 - It was commonly believed that half a million of human beings was crowded into that labyrinth of lofty alleys, rich with shrines and minarets and balconies and carved oriels, to which the sacred apes clung by hundreds. The traveller could scarcely make his way through the press of holy mendicants and not less holy bulls. The broad and stately flights of steps which descended from these swarming haunts to the bathing-places along the Ganges were worn every day by the footsteps of an innumerable multitude...
Page 106 - When Babylon was struggling with Nineveh for •supremacy, when Tyre was planting her colonies, when Athens was growing in strength, before Rome had become known, or Greece had contended with Persia, or Cyrus had added lustre to the Persian monarchy, or Nebuchadnezzar had captured Jerusalem...
Page 80 - its origin in the army itself; it is not attributable to any " external or antecedent conspiracy whatever, although it " was taken advantage of by disaffected persons to compass " their own ends; the approximate cause was the cartridge
Page 246 - We are well aware that as a true soldier he first saw glory as a leader in war, and, thereafter accepting the office of President, earned the admiration of all men as being a statesman of the highest rank. It is a great gratification to all of us to meet one thus eminent both in the government of war and of peace. We see him and are charmed by his gracious manner, and feel sure that his visit will inaugurate friendly relations with the United States of a still closer nature than before, and of the...