One Ever-during Night

Vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus, rumoresque senum severiorum omnes unius aestimemus assis! soles occidere et redire possunt; nobis, cum semel occidit brevis lux, nox est perpetua una dormienda. da mi basia mille, deinde centum, dein mille altera, dein secunda centum, deinde usque altera mille, deinde centum; dein, cum milia multa fecerimus, conturbabimus illa, ne sciamus, […]

Beauty and Booty

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ALEXANDRIA, Camp Pickens, June 5, 1861. To the good People of the Counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William: A reckless and unprincipled tyrant has invaded your soil. Abraham Lincoln, regardless of all moral, legal, and constitutional restraints, has thrown his abolition hosts among you, who are murdering and imprisoning your citizens, […]

Bride Ban-Chobhair

Thainig thugam cobhair Moire gheal is Bride; Mar a rug Anna Moire, Mar a rug Moire Criosda, Mar a rug Eile Eoin Baistidh Gun mhar-bhith dha dhi, Cuidich thusa mise ‘m asaid, Cuidich mi a Bhride! Mar a gheineadh Criosd am Moire Comhliont air gach laimh, Cobhair thusa mise, mhoime, An gein a thoir bho […]

Thursday of Columba Benign

Thursday of Columba benign Day to send sheep on prosperity, Day to send cow on calf, Day to put the web in the warp. Day to put coracle on the brine, Day to place the staff to the flag, Day to bear, day to die, Day to hunt the heights. Day to put horses in […]

The Child of Honesty and Courage

You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage. Say just what you mean to do on every occasion, and take it for granted you mean to do right […] Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one; the man who requires you to do so, is […]

On Sunday Will Arise My King

Di-luain thig an doireann trom, A shileas am bith eutrom, Bithidh sinn umhail gach greis, Gach uile na dh’ eisdeas. Di-mairt thig an t-sian eile, Cradh chridheach, cruaidh pheinneach, A shileas na gruaidheana glana, Frasa fala fiona. Di-ciadain a sheideas gaoth, Sguaba lom air shrath is raon, Dortadh oiteag barra theann, Beithir bheur ’s reubadh […]

Last Words of Edmund Ruffin

“I here declare my unmitigated hatred to Yankee rule — to all political, social and business connection with the Yankees and to the Yankee race. Would that I could impress these sentiments, in their full force, on every living Southerner and bequeath them to every one yet to be born! May such sentiments be held […]

Warring Sighs and Groans I’ll Wage Thee

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever; Ae fareweel, alas, for ever! Deep in heart-wrung tears I’ll pledge thee, Warring sighs and groans I’ll wage thee! Who shall say that Fortune grieves him While the star of hope she leaves him? Me, nae cheerfu’ twinkle lights me, Dark despair around benights me. I’ll ne’er blame […]

Tu Es Petrus (At Least for Another Week)

Today’s news of the pending “resignation”of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, is most distressing — not simply the notion that a pope would abdicate the throne, (though I seem to remember that St. Peter persevered to the bitter end on a Roman cross), but because of the practical ramifications of the Holy Father’s vision […]