1858--SEPTEMBER 21, 1863 Visits Europe again with a large family party.--Regrets this.--Sails for Porto Rico with wife and two children.--First impressions of the tropics.--Hospitalities.--His son-in-law's plantation.--Death of Alfred Vail.--Smithsonian exonerates Henry.--European honors to Morse.--First line of telegraph in Porto Rico.--Banquet.--Returns home.--Reception at Poughkeepsie.--Refuses to become candidate for the Presidency.--Purchases New York house.--F.O.J. Smith claims part of European gratuity.--Succeeds through legal technicality.--Visit of Prince of Wales.--Duke of Newcastle.--War clouds.--Letters on slavery, etc.--Matthew Vassar.-- Efforts as peacemaker.--Foresees Northern victory.--Gloomy forebodings.-- Monument to his father.--Divides part of European gratuity with widow of Vail.--Continued efforts in behalf of peace.--Bible arguments in favor of slavery CHAPTER XXXVIII FEBRUARY 26, 1864--NOVEMBER 8, 1867 Sanitary Commission.--Letter to Dr. Bellows.--Letter on "loyalty.
If my host had been suspicious and cold at our first meeting he was now atoning for his inhospitality by an overdone cordiality even harder for me to explain.
Morse and his family decide to move to New Haven.--Morse goes to Washington.--Paints the President under difficulties.--Hospitalities.--Death of his grandfather.--Dr.
While he was lying in the American ambulance hospital at Neuilly the doctor said to him: "This cot next to yours is the only one vacant.
"Now, boys," he continued, calling out to the crowd with a voice like a megaphone, "this afternoon at three-thirty --Hospital scene.
These, however, were the first dogs I had found engaged in hospital- corps employment.
"Everything's up--I'm dying, Mr. Joe--I need help--I must get to the hospital--" "Sick?"
Another glimpse of the moon, and I was slid into the ambulance car.... In three days I was back in England at a London hospital--"A fragment from France."
These decorated worthies are some of the twelve brethren of Leicester's Hospital,--a community which subsists to-day under the identical modes that were established for it in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and of course retains many features of a social life that has vanished almost everywhere else.
Leaving Friar Marcos in Puquiura, Friar Diego went to his new establishment and in a short time built a church, a house for himself, and a hospital,--all poor buildings made in a short time."
In one of our conversations about this period, I alluded to his position at St. Thomas's Hospital,--coasting and reconnoitring, as it were, that I might discover how he got on, and, with the total absorption that had evidently taken place of every other mood of his mind than that of imaginative composition, what was his bias for the future, and what his feeling with regard to the profession that had been chosen for him,--a circumstance I did not know at that time.
hospitale, relating to a guest.
GERARD, Tom, or Tung, was the institutor and first grand master of the knights hospitalers: he died in 1120."--Biog.
Lambert and Son,"--"The Lords Calthorpe and Erskine,"--"The Lords Bishops of Durham and St. David's,"--"The Knights Hospitalers,"--"The Knights Templars,"--"The Knights Baronets."
When we both had come to London,--he to enter as a student of St. Thomas's Hospital,--he was not long in discovering that my abode was with my brother-in-law, in Little Warner Street, Clerkenwell; and just at that time I was installed housekeeper, and was solitary.
The committee was represented by its secretary, Mr. Hospitalier, who expressed himself in about these words: "The committee on electric notations presided over by Mr. Blauvelt has finished a part of its task, that relative to abbreviations, notations, and symbols.
Fortunately, he reflected, there were no patients confined in the hospital,--if there should be anything in this preposterous story.
Frere Hugo de Loubeux Verdala, Dei gratia sacrae domus hospitalis sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani, magister humilis, pauperumque Iesu Christi custos, vniuersis et singulis principibus ecclesiasticis et secularibus, archiepiscopis, episcopis, ducibus, marchionibus, baronibus, nobilibus, capitaneis, vicedominis, praefectis, castellanis, admiralijs, et quibuscunque triremium vel aliorum nauigiorum patronis, ac ciuitatum rectoribus, potestatibus ac magistratibus, caeterisque officialibus, et quibuscunque personis cuiusuis dignitatis, gradus, status et conditionis fuerint, vbilibet locorum et terrarum constitutis, salutem.
"She stood there looking out of the window toward the back of the new hospital,--it was building then,--and she saw a little girl climbing an apple tree.
A chorographer of ours speaking obiter of ancient families, why they are so frequent in the north, continue so long, are so soon extinguished in the south, and so few, gives no other reason but this, luxus omnia dissipavit, riot hath consumed all, fine clothes and curious buildings came into this island, as he notes in his annals, not so many years since; non sine dispendio hospitalitatis to the decay of hospitality.
Jefferson's manners were simple, his dress was plain, he was accessible to everybody, he was boundless in his hospitalities, he cared little for money, his opinions were liberal and progressive, he avoided quarrels, he had but few prejudices, he was kind and generous to the poor and unfortunate, he exalted agricultural life, he hated artificial splendor, and all shams and lies.
I remember one of these who despatches the battle at Europus in seven lines, and spends some hundreds in a long frigid narration, that is nothing to the purpose, showing how "a certain Moorish cavalier, wandering on the mountains in search of water, lit on some Syrian rustics, who helped him to a dinner; how they were afraid of him at first, but afterwards became intimately acquainted with him, and received him with hospitality; for one of them, it seems, had been in Mauritania, where his brother bore arms."
~Hospitality~ A few gourd leaves that waved about Cut down and boiled;--the feast how spare!
* * * * * ----Hospitality is a good deal a matter of latitude, I suspect.
A franklin, or country gentleman, mixes with the company, with a white beard and red complexion; one of Epicurus's own sons, who held that ale and wheaten bread and fish and dainty flesh, partridge fat, were pure felicity; evidently a man given to hospitality,-- "His table dormant in his hall alway Stood ready covered all the longe day."
Here was some token of politeness and hospitality,--an invitation to dinner, no doubt.--"Thank you, sir, I am very much obliged to you; but I left my wife very ill at our lodgings this morning, and therefore I cannot have the pleasure to dine with you to-day," was the civil excuse I was preparing.
At the same time that this meeting of the American Association was being held at Philadelphia, where we were treated with marvelous hospitality,--excursions, soirees, dinners, parties, etc.,
Stanley.--Celebes.--Dress of the Alfoors.--Curious Hospitality.--Java.--Whimsical Superstition.
Among other disgraceful acts, that make the offender infamous, but do not necessarily involve public action:-- "Manslaughter in Breach of Hospitality".--Probably any gross breach of hospitality was disreputable and highly abhorred, but "guest-slaughter" is especially mentioned.
Being the dispenser of her husband's hospitality,--the bread-giver, in the old Saxon phrase,--the frequent companion of his pastime, and the bountiful friend, not only of the families whose cottages threw up their smoke within view of her dwelling, but of all who came and went on the occasions of business or pleasure in the common intercourse of the frontier, we may conceive the sentiment of respect and attachment she inspired in this insulated district, and the service she was thus enabled to command.
--Tests for good seed.--The threshing-floor.--Seed cleaning and packing.--Staff of servants.--Despatching the bags by boat.--The 'Pooneah' or rent day.--Purneah planters--their hospitality.--The rent day a great festival.--Preparation.--Collection of rents.--Feast to retainers.--The reception in the evening.--Tribute.--Old customs.
Often, however, Buddhist priests took charge of medical care, burial costs and hospitalization.
Lady Dacre's Alms-Houses, or Emanuel Hospital.--"Jan.
This city hath three gates, one of which is an hospitall caused to be built by Cassachi, called the Rosel who was wife to Sultan Solimam grandfather to this emperour.
One might talk forever and yet not say too much about the charge of the Cuirassiers at Reichshoffen; but how many times did the Hospitaller knights and the Templars charge in similar fashion?
And also many estates being wholly exempt from paying tithes, as the lands that belonged to the Cistercian Monks, and to the Knights Templars and Hospitallers.
Fla. And some were sacrificed as a burnt offering to the Gods of Hospitallitie, were they not?
Now, this was no mean authority; for he spoke from great practical experience, and was moreover many years treasurer of St. Bartholomew's Hospital.--Mr.
There were many sick, and there was no hospital,--not so much as a room in which a dying beggar might lie out of the cold.
Enthusiasts and devotees find immediately that they are altogether out of place in a hospital,--or, as we may now say, they would find this, if they were ever to enter a hospital: for, in fact, they never now arrive there.
There was no desire on any hand to abolish their hospitals, which must always be needed for slight, and also for immediately pressing cases.
So we talked of other things: of gold, and the placers, and their unimpaired productiveness, --of the prospects of the country, and of the character the mineral element must stamp upon its politics, its commerce, and its social system,--of San Francisco, and all the enchantments of its sudden upspringing,--of Alcaldes and town-councils,--of hounds and gamblers,--of real estate and projected improvements,--of canvas houses, and iron houses, and fires,--of sudden fortunes, and as sudden failures,--of speculations and markets, and the prices of clothing, provisions, and labor,--of intemperance, disease, and hospitals,--of brawls, murder, and suicide,--till we had exhausted all the Californian budget; and then I bade him good day.
Such being the state of opinion and feeling in the profession, it naturally happened that British army-surgeons stuck to their Regimental Hospitals as long as they could, and, when compelled to cooperate in a General Hospital, made the institution as like as possible to a group of Regimental Hospitals,--resisting all effective organization, and baffling all the aims of the larger institution.
I am going West; they will let me nurse in one of the hospitals;--that will be better than this that is on my hand."
The French, meantime, had three sorts of hospitals,--the Divisional ones coming between the Regimental and the General.
Hospitals.--The income of the hospitals is 9,762,154 francs, or about L406,756.;
Sue has been in the hospitals,--two years, mamma!--while I've been learning nocturnes, and going to Germans.
She told me of her plan of founding a hospital,--the long-cherished idea of my life; and said that she had opened a little dispensary--the charter for which was procured during the preceding winter, under the name of "The New-York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children"--on the 1st of May, two weeks before, and which was designed to be the nucleus for this hospital, where she invited me to come and assist her.
At the age of seven, Charles Lamb, "son of John Lamb, scrivener, and Elizabeth, his wife," was entered at the school of Christ's Hospital,--"the antique foundation of that godly and royal child King Edward VI."