Home / Quotes/ Sunday / Sunday morning came ...

Sunday morning came – next day the battalions would leave for the front; the church was filled; the volunteers were there, their young faces alight with martial dreams – visions of the stern advance, the gathering momentum, the rushing charge, the flashing sabers, the flight of the foe, the tumult, the enveloping smoke, the fierce pursuit, the surrender! Then home from the war, bronzed heroes, welcomed, adored, submerged in golden seas of glory! With the volunteers sat their dear ones, proud, happy, and envied by the neighbors and friends who had no sons and brothers to send forth to the field of honor, there to win for the flag, or, failing, die the noblest of noble deaths. The service proceeded; a war chapter from the Old Testament was read; the first prayer was said; it was followed by an organ burst that shook the building, and with one impulse the house rose, with glowing eyes and beating hearts, and poured out that tremendous invocation.

Views: 284
About Author
  • Author Mark Twain
  • Profession: Historian, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Writer and Author
  • Nationality: American
  • Born: 1835
Links
Related Authors

Related Quotes to Explore

"It is spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want–oh, you don't know quite what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"

Mark Twain
Spring Quotes

"It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"

Mark Twain
Spring Quotes

In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Mark Twain
March Quotes

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Mark Twain
Motivational Quotes

Never regret anything that made you smile.

Mark Twain
Motivational Quotes

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Mark Twain
Motivational Quotes

Continues improvement is better than delayed perfection.

Mark Twain
Motivational Quotes

"After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her."

Mark Twain
Love Quotes

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain
Inspirational Quotes

Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.

Mark Twain
Inspirational Quotes

"Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms."

Mark Twain
Hope Quotes

"In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them."

Mark Twain
Good Quotes