The Breitmann Ballads

The Breitmann Ballads

And, in fact, when we reflect on the amount of fierce attack and recrimination we reflect this unpretending and peaceful little volume elicited after the appearance of the fifth English edition, and the injury which it sustained from ...

Author: Charles Godfrey Leland

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781613107898

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The ballad, "Breitmann's Going to Church," is based on a real occurrence. A certain colonel, with his men, did really, during the war, go to a church in or near Nashville, and, as the saying is, "kicked up the devil, and broke things," to such an extent, that a serious reprimand from the colonel's superior officer was the result. The fact is guaranteed by Mr. Leland, who heard the offender complain of the "cruel and heartless stretch of military authority." As regards the firing into the guerilla ball-room, it took place near Murfreesboro', on the night of Feb. 10 or 11, 1865; and on the next day, Mr. Leland was at a house where one of the wounded lay. On the same night a Federal picket was shot dead near Lavergne; and the next night a detachment of cavalry was sent off from General Van Cleve's quarters, the officer in command coming in while the author was talking with the general, for final orders. They rode twenty miles that night, attacked a body of guerillas, captured a number, and brought back prisoners early next day. The same day Mr. Leland, with a small cavalry escort, and a few friends, went out into the country, during which ride one or two curious incidents occurred, illustrating the extraordinary fidelity of the blacks to Federal soldiers. The explanation of the poem entitled, "The First Edition of Breitmann," is as follows: - It was not long after the war that a friend of the writer's to whom "the Breitmann Ballads" had been sent in MSS., and who had frequently urged the former to have them published, resolved to secure, at least, a small private edition, though at his own expense. Unfortunately the printers quarrelled about the MSS., and, as the writer understood, the entire concern broke up in a row in consequence. And, in fact, when we reflect on the amount of fierce attack and recrimination we reflect this unpretending and peaceful little volume elicited after the appearance of the fifth English edition, and the injury which it sustained from garbled and falsified editions, in not less than three unauthorised reprints, it would really seem as if this first edition, which "died a borning," had been typical of the stormy path to which the work was predestined.
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Breitmann Ballads

Breitmann Ballads

Author: Charles Godfrey Leland

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Hans Breitmann s Ballads

Hans Breitmann s Ballads

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The Breitmann Ballads

The Breitmann Ballads

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

Author: Charles G. Leland

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ISBN: 1499757247

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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
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The Breitmann Ballads

The Breitmann Ballads

Author: Charles Godfrey Leland

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ISBN: 1314852825

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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Hans Breitmann in Politics

Hans Breitmann in Politics

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The Breitmann Ballads Scholar s Choice Edition

The Breitmann Ballads   Scholar s Choice Edition

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Author: Charles Godfrey Leland

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Hans Breitmann in Church

Hans Breitmann in Church

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The Breitmann Ballads Classic Reprint

The Breitmann Ballads  Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Charles G. Leland

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Excerpt from The Breitmann Ballads In conclusion, I acknowledge the courtesy of Messrs. Dalziel brothers for allowing me to republish here four poems which had appeared in the Brand New Ballads published by them in 1885. But to mention all the people of whom I have grateful memories in connection with the work, who have become acquainted with me through it, or written to me, or said pleasant words, would be impossible. I am happy to think that it would embrace many of the Men of the Times during the past twenty years - and unfortunately too many who are now departed. And trusting that the reader will take in good part all that I have said, I remain, - his true friend (for truly there is no friend dearer than a devoted reader. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Hans Breitmann s Party

Hans Breitmann s Party

Humorous poems written in dialect.

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Category: Dialect literature, American

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Humorous poems written in dialect.
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