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1st Session 30th Congress Agua Nueva American American Peace Society Anglo Saxon annexation of Texas arms army barbarism battle blood boundary Buena Vista California camp cause CHAPTER Chihuahua Christ Christian citizens civil claims Coahuila command commissioners conquest Corpus Christi Cruz death declared destiny earth enemy evil Executive feel fight force freedom glory heart heaven honor hope hostilities House of Representatives human institutions invasion Jalapa killed land letter liberty loss Matamoras ment mercy Mexican military Minister Monterey moral nations negotiation Nueces officers Pacific parties passions peace political President Puebla question regiment republic Republic of Texas Saltillo Santa Anna says scenes Senate sick slavery slaves Slidell soldiers South spirit Star-spangled Banner suffering sword Tamaulipas Taylor territory Texan Thou thousands tion treaty troops true Union United Valley of Mexico volunteers warlike whole wounded wrong
Side 264 - Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead ! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility ; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger...
Side 273 - Governments, in the name of those nations, do promise to each other that they will endeavor, in the most sincere and earnest manner, to settle the differences so arising, and to preserve the state of peace and friendship in which the two countries are now placing themselves, using, for this end, mutual representations and pacific negotiations.
Side 237 - But the noble Mexic women still their holy task pursued, Through that long, dark night of sorrow, worn and faint and lacking food ; Over weak and suffering brothers, with a tender care they hung, And the dying foeman blessed them in a strange and Northern tongue.
Side 71 - It is expected that, in selecting the establishment for your troops, you will approach as near the boundary line — the Rio Grande — as prudence will dictate. With this view the President desires that your position, for a part of your forces at least, should be west of the river Nueces.
Side 5 - If that the heavens do not their visible spirits Send quickly down to tame these vile offences, It will come, Humanity must perforce prey on itself, Like monsters of the deep.
Side 237 - Spake the mournful Mexic woman, as she laid him with her dead, And turned to soothe the living, and bind the wounds which bled. Look forth once more, Ximena! "Like a cloud before the wind...
Side 264 - Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage; Then lend the eye a terrible aspect; Let it pry through the portage of the head Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it As fearfully as doth a galled rock O'erhang and jutty his confounded base, Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Side 221 - Then if they die unprovided, no more is the King guilty of their damnation than he was before guilty of those impieties for the which they are now visited. Every subject's duty is the King's, but every subject's soul is his own.
Side 13 - Make enemies of nations, who had else Like kindred drops been mingled into one. Thus man devotes his brother, and destroys...