6 edition of The man without a country found in the catalog.
|Statement||With an introd. by Van Wyck Brooks and illus. by Leonard Everett Fisher|
|LC Classifications||PZ3.H13 M42, PS1772 .M3 1960|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||53|
The boys said the officers were sick of salt-junk, and meant to have turtle soup before they came home. Well, so it happened that in his turn Nolan took the book and read it to the others; and he read very well, as I know. Who really could, in third or fourth grade? Whether they really knew nothing about it, or whether it was a Non mi ricordo, determined on as a piece of policy, I do not know.
The Secretary of the Navy - it must have been the first Crowninshield, though his name I do not remember - was requested to put Nolan on board a Government vessel bound on a long cruise, and to direct that he should be only so far confined there as to make it certain that he never saw or heard of the country. And then they all fell to kissing him again and wanted to rub his nose with theirs. Burr had not been at the fort for an hour before he sent for him. While this novel is autobiographical, it is not a life story in the way that so many other autobiographies are, and therefore lacks a conventional plot line. He had found a home at last, and a country.
But as I read I recalled a sense from years ago of feeling that the man had traveled the world without being able to stay anywhere, not that he was a prisoner. He had spent half his youth with an older brother, hunting horses in Texas; and, in a word, to him "United States" was scarcely a reality. Captain Danforth recounts his visit to the cabin in a letter: Well, I went in, and there, to be sure, the poor fellow lay in his berth, smiling pleasantly as he gave me his hand, but looking very frail. I have been sorry ever since that I did no copy the whole of it. I wish I may never hear of the United States again!
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How they ever did on board the Warren I am sure I do not know. There are thirty -four stars in it now, Danforth. Graff, the celebrated Southern beauty of those days, danced with him. Then Nolan was sent with some officer, and the men were forbidden to speak of home while he was there.
He grows increasingly melancholy and solitary; he is The Man Without a Country. He had defeated I know not how many district attorneys; he had dined at I know not how many public dinners; he had been heralded in I know not how may Weekly Arguses; and it was rumored that he had an army behind him and an empire before him.
This person on his trial by court-martial expressed with an oath the wish that he might never hear of the United States again. This requires measures both unfortunate and tedious. We've sure come a long way since then.
I never asked about him. Then there was such a yell of delight, clinching of fists, leaping and dancing, kissing of Nolan's feet, and a general rush made to the hogshead by way of spontaneous worship of Vaughan as the deus ex machina of the occasion.
The man told me this who saw it. However, in one, at least, of the great frigate duels with the English, in which the navy was really baptized, it happened that a round shot from the enemy entered one of our ports square, and took right down the officer of the gun himself, and almost every man of the gun's crew.
He never alluded so directly to his story again; but from one and another officer I have learned, in thirty years, what I am telling. The other boys in the garrison sneered at him, because he sacrificed in this unrequited affection for a politician he time which they devoted to Monongahela, sledge, and high-low jack.
The gentleman on board will make any arrangements agreeable to themselves regarding his society.
And for many years now, right on the package, Brown and Williamson have promised to kill me. This did not answer so well. Before the end of your cruise you will receive orders which will give effect to this intention. It is his rage and despair at this that has started him off again.
All that was near fifty years ago. But so what? So it was from no fault of Nolan's that a great botch happened at my own table when, for a short time, I was in command of the George Washington Corvette, on the South American Station.
But the commander to whom he was entrusted - perhaps it was Tingey or Shaw, though I think it was one of the younger men - we are all old enough now - regulated the etiquette and the precautions of the affair, and according to his scheme they were carried out, I suppose till Nolan died.
Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. By frequently mentioning specific dates and places and using numerous contemporary references, Hale grounds his story in a firm foundation of history and makes the story seem like a record of actual events.
Selfish, spoiled youths were taking over their colleges, marching on Washington, turning political Conventions into battlegrounds, burning their draft cards and fleeing to Canada to avoid military service. For Captain Shaw, if it was he, handed it to his successor in the charge, and he to his, and I suppose the commander of the Levant has it to-day as his authority for keeping this man in his mild custody.
Privatise the public schools! As we came on deck, Vaughan looked down from a hogshead, on which he had mounted in desperation, and said: "For God's love, is there anybody who can make these wretches understand something?May 20, · The man without a country -- The last of the Florida -- A piece of possible history -- The south american editor -- The old and the new, face to face -- The dot and line alphabet -- The last voyage of the Resolute -- My double, and how he undid me -- The children of the public -- The skeleton in the closet -- Christmas waits in Boston.
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