Without Any Exception

But, after all, this ruffianism was really not a whit worse in its effects on the national character than was the case with certain of the “universal peace” and “non-resistance” developments in the Northeastern States; in fact, it was more healthy. A class of professional non-combatants is as hurtful to the real, healthy growth of […]

At the Glesga Necropolis

Wee Willie Winkie rins through the toun Upstairs an doonstairs in his nichtgoun Rappin at the windaes, tirlin at the lock Are aa the bairnies in their beds, it’s past echt o clock? There are bairnies sleepin here that niver waukened up Niver saw a simmer’s day, or got the birthin cup Niver watched the […]

Last of the MacDonalds of Islay

“FOR it shall be known, I shall seek no other refuge but only your Majesty’s clemency, nor no other living, but that which your Majesty’s princely liberality, it shall please your Highness bestow upon me as at more length, the bearer will inform your Majesty, and so I beseech God to bless your Highness with […]

Highland Wit and Humour

HIGHLAND WIT AND HUMOUR. By “Fionn.” A HIGHLAND boy went with his mother to Inverness to get his first pair of boots. Returning home with his boots slung round his neck, and feeling as proud as a chief, he paid little attention to his steps. Suddenly he struck his big toe against a stone with […]

A Fictitious Unity

The reason for this [the failure of an alliance between Eastern Schismatics and the Anglican Church — Ed.] is that national particularism chills and kills the buds of the Catholic ideal of the Church of Christ. Unity outside of Rome means for Catholics a unity without a vital bond of union, a fictitious unity which fosters in […]

A Bulwark Never Failing

THE XLVI. PSALME OF DAVID. Deus noster refugium. Oure God is a defence and towre, A good armoure and good weapē; He hath been ever oure helpe and sucoure, In all the troubles that we have ben in. Therfore wyl we never drede, For any wonderous dede By water or by londe, In hillis or […]

An Ideal Man

A few words of explanation seem necessary. I was a sophomore at Washington College during the session of 1860-61. On the breaking out of hostilities at Charleston in the spring, or, rather, when the secession of Virginia became inevitable, the college was converted into a military school and the students, with some of the professors, […]

Safe-space

On the 22nd of February 1819 a publick dinner was given by the students of College. On that occasion many of them became intoxicated, and much quarreling and improper conduct ensued. Some prompted by passion in the delirium of intemperance, had recource to weapons of the most deadly violence, such as dirks and pistols. Information […]