Two Girls of Gettysburg

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Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying: ‘A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted, because they are no more’” (2:16-18, NKJV). In sober prose, as perhaps these verses intimate less decidedly, the transient idea of Miss Cecilia Stubbs passed from Captain Waverley's heart amid the turmoil which his new destinies excited. The Centuria that each Centurion commanded was a direct reflection of his rank. (Command of the First Centuria of the First Cohort was the highest and the 6th Centuria of the 10th Cohort was the lowest).
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Mimi's Sunrise Surprise

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Boaden, we have no doubt, has been just in his estimate of these subordinate persons;---but there are many whom he might have dismissed like Virgil with a single ``_fortemque,_'' and whom he ought not to have suffered to crowd the scene which they never adorned, and on which they are not now, perhaps, remembered at all. In the Battle of Tel al- Kebir, the British defeated Urabi’s army. None of us knew the kind of drugs they gave us, or the aftereffects theyd have. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/01/12-8 Vets sue CIA, DoD over military experiments By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press Writer 1/7/09 SAN FRANCISCO Six veterans who say they were exposed to dangerous chemicals, germs and mind-altering drugs during Cold War-era experiments filed a federal lawsuit against the CIA, Department of Defense and other agencies Wednesday.
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Mississippi Angel

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Without further deliberation, the two Macdonalds declared that they also would join and use their utmost endeavours to engage their countrymen to take arms. My father, who never showed the affection of a father while he lived, cannot have been so much affected by my supposed death as to hasten his own. Additional earth is then gradually sifted in, and kneaded down, till it forms a layer on which the second tier of roots is extended; and these are put in order, and disposed of in the same way as the lower tier.
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Hear the Wind Blow: A Novel of the Civil War

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The tabletop and video game Crimson Skies exists in an alternate history where the United States broke up during the Depression and zeppelins actually succeeded as a transport product. I do not pretend, indeed, that he confers a favour with all the foreign graces and compliments of your Chevalier errant; but he has a plain English manner, and the evident reluctance with which he grants your request, indicates the sacrifice which he makes of his own inclination to your wishes.
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A Great Soldier in the Last Great War

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I could bring a personal dimension to the research, too, having grown up around veterans of both world wars who talked constantly about battle. Emmett surprises Drew with his knowledge of rats and the two become friends. But the Ordinance was definitely in existence by Edgar’s reign. This appeared particularly to be the case when he heard Waverley's history, which he did not scruple to confide to him. ``And so,' said the Colonel, ``there has been no malice prepense, as lawyers, I think, term it, in this rash step of yours; and you have been trepanned into the service of this Italian knight-errant by a few civil speeches from him, and one or two of his Highland recruiting sergeants?
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My Friend the Enemy

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Trilogy includes "The Fallon Blood", "The Fallon Pride" and "The Fallon Legacy". "Forsyte Chronicles" series of 9 by John Galsworthy (aka John Sinjohn). While agreeing that Richard ordered the death of the captive Henry VI, Penman successfully (to my mind) refutes the claim that Richard murdered his two young nephews in the Tower of London (in agreement with Philippa Gregory). A check is thus imposed, which is continually in operation, and every Bank throughout Scotland is obliged to submit its circulation, twice a-week in Edinburgh, to the inspection of this Argus-eyed tribunal.
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Taffy of Torpedo Junction (Chapel Hill Books)

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Air Force rank, particularly that of the Royal Air Force (RAF) is briefly discussed. Sheridan was upstairs in the prompter's room, where he was writing the last part of the play, while the earlier parts were acting; and every ten minutes he brought down as much of the dialogue as he had done, piece-meal, into the green-room, `abusing himself and his negligence, and making a thousand winning and soothing apologies, for having kept the performers so long in such painful suspense.''---=Kelly,= vol. ii., p.148, 147.
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When Johnny Went Marching: Young Americans Fight the Civil

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At this point you may be wondering why you are reading all these books? The word ‘romance’ also comes to us from this period. Kenneth Leland, 1812 The Land Between Flowing Waters: Four families struggling to survive in the time of the 1812 war. When Darth Vader releases Padmé after choking her, Obi-Wan checks her vitality by placing his hand on her head. Spare it the omen of such evil supporters!'' ``O but, sister,'' rejoined the Chief gaily, ``you don't consider my respect for la belle passion.
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Facing the German Foe (WWI Centenary Series)

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But as Miss Mac-Ivor has made her election freely and voluntarily, and as all my attentions in Edinburgh were received with more than coldness, I cannot, in Justice either to her or myself, consent that she should again be harassed upon this topic. But on these terms he enjoyed the familiar friendship of many of the first families in England. Every one present understood that his taste was to be formed according to the rank which he held at table; and, consequently, the tacksmen and their dependants always professed the wine was too cold for their stomachs, and called, apparently out of choice, for the liquor which was assigned to them from economy.<*> The bagpipers, Pork or swine's flesh, in any shape, was, till of late years, much abominated by the Scotch, nor is it yet a favourite food amongst them.
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The Wall

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To her birth family or to her husband, or split between them? An his honour winna believe the Leviticus, he might aye believe the Statute-book; but he may tak his ain way o't---it's a' ane to Duncan Macwheeble. THE THORN BIRDS The Thorn Birds follows the Cleary family in the Australian outback from 1915 to 1969. It was supposed that, being willing regularly to dedicate a sum, which the amount of his income made a moderate one, to this species of improvement, there should be selected each year in the most convenient places, and those where shelter was most likely to benefit the pasture, a hundred acres of waste and unprofitable ground, to be planted or layered as copse-wood.
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