Daisy in the field, by the author of 'The wide, wide world' &c

Daisy in the field, by the author of 'The wide, wide world' &c

by Susan Bogert Warner
     
 

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1870
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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1870
Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: CHAPTER IIL IN BEVIEW. There were a party of us that went that morning to see the sights in the neighbourhood of Washington. On horseback we were; Dr Sandford and Mrs Sandford, Colonel Forsyth, whom I had seen at West Point, another gentleman, and myself. I suppose my senses were keened by anxiety ; 1 never shall forget the wonderful beauty of the afternoon and of what we came to see. In some intense moods of mind, it seems as if every sunbeam had daguerreotyping power, and memory the preparedness to receive and retain. And I could tell even now, where there was a sunny bank, and where a group of sun-touched trees; the ring of our horses' hoofs is in my ear with a thought; and I could almost paint from memory the first view of the camp we went to see. We had crossed over into Virginia; and this regiment -- it was Ellsworth's they told me -- was encamped upon a hill, where tents and trees and uniforms made a bright, very picturesque, picture. Ellsworth's corps ; and he was gone already. I could not help thinking of that; and while the rest of the party were busy and merry over the camp doings, I sat in my saddle looking over some lower grounds below the hill, where several other regiments were going through certain exercises. It looked like war! it went through my heart. And Ellsworth's soldiers had lost their commander already. Very likely there was somebody to miss and mourn him; somebody at home; his mother ' -- a young wife, perhaps " Is Daisy tired already 1" Dr Sandford's voice was at my side. I roused myself and said we had had a pretty brisk ride, and I had not been on horseback in a long ti...

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