So Bid Farewell

The Idiot. Stan Rogers. I often take these nightshift walks when the foreman’s not around. I turn my back on the cooling stacks and make for open ground. Far out beyond the tank-farm fence where the gas-flare makes no sound, I forget the stink and I always think back to that Eastern town. I remember […]

A Disgraceful Race

We soon learned all the particulars of the memorable battle; how the festive congressmen had come with their wives, daughters, and sweethearts, on the outskirts of the army, seated in luxurious carriages, with hampers packed with champagne and all good things, to regale themselves withal, as from a safe place they would view the triumphant […]

Those Who Never Knew

In speaking of the rock and roll genre, I certainly do not want to be lumped with those preachers who once condemned Ragtime music, or even Chesterton who in an unmeasured moment called Jazz “the song of the treadmill.” But I am a pastor of a section of Manhattan called Hell’s Kitchen. I recently had […]

A Regular and General Musical Education

No one can tell us, we verily believe, why vocal music ought not to be a branch of common school education in Virginia, just as much as in Prussia. A resolution that it should be so, entered into this day, by those who have power to carry their resolutions into execution, would be a greater […]

Barefooted Tatterdemalions

It cannot have escaped the notice of the most inattentive observer, that this country has been brought to its present state of distress and confusion, chiefly by the art and industry of pretended patriots, both in England and America, who were stimulated by indigence, avarice, or ambition, to embroil the government, and mislead the people. […]

This is Your Flag

This is your flag — Fight for it. This slogan of the 207th has been made the title of a stirring song dedicated to the 207th Battalion — Read it — Words by Miss Esther Knott. Music by Donald Heins. How would you care to see the old flag down, boys, Would you care to […]

MacGregor’s Lullaby

EARLY on a Lammas morning, With my husband was I gay; But my heart got sorely wounded Ere the middle of the day. Ochan, ochan, ochan, uiri, Though I cry my child with thee– Ochan, ochan, ochan, uiri, Now he hears not thee nor me. Malison on judge and kindred, They have wrought me mickle […]

An Hardy and Intrepid Race of Men

SCOTLAND, considering its limited population and extent, has made a distinguished figure in History. No country, in modern times, has produced Characters more remarkable for learning, valour, or ability, or for knowledge in the most important arts both of peace and of War; and though the Natives of that formerly independent, and hitherto unconquered, kingdom […]

Scandalous to Our Profession

At a meeting of the Kirk-session of the parish of Holyrood in the year 1643 ‘the matter being motioned concerning that organe which was taken down and put into the yle, now lying idle, mothing and consuming; yea, moreover, the same being an unprofitable instrument, scandalous to our profession, whether the same might not be […]

I Will Aye Remember

Bide a wee ye bonnie hours o’ sweet yestreen Haud awa’ the thocht that e’er I will forget Lang the wimplin wey unrowes afore my een? And the mindin’ will be sweeter yet Chorus: Aye, the road was haudin’ frae the lass that I will aye remember Braw burn the bridges far behind me in […]