NY Times 19 Nov. 1910, Queries and Answers p.34

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QUERIES AND ANSWERS FROM- FROM- READERS ifhrWator Mil!j by Gen. D. C. McCalium--Henry McCalium--Henry McCalium--Henry McCalium--Henry : Morford, Author of " Red Tape and Thomas Stackhouse'a " Bible ".Tenting on by Walter , Oaf MTWICATIONS Intended: to tht eoluma should b - writtea oa on wld of tnl paper only. They hi uaK contain tho Bam and iMkm o Hu ritr. thouirh- thouirh- If Br- Br- ItrrJ yUo Uqulrr; IaiU4l only wUI bo printed. While tho eofieavor wM bo mads' to answer all Queries ot Interest In the oraer In wbic.h thy are received, tlua cannot always bo accomplished. ANNS) GREEN. MOORE. I sn Sad t know I bat somebody els la anxtoua to know IM authorship ef " Tba Water Mill." ferbapa by sara latent tneoiry we will be able to T.d toe ml author. . I asked, a ma sees If he knew Ike aether el the last Use of ' The ..Water Mm." which U sometimes quoted. " The all! will sever grind with the water that Is mm." aa4 he aaM he saasssd nobody was: it wae Jest a sarin, the mum as " Tito an t tide." ein. I am sending yea a copy ot " 1 ha .Water Mill giving ih authorship te U. U. Milohell. Can It he Donald T. ' Tho copy ot M Ths Water Stm." consist tug of six stasias, which our correspondent correspondent sends us. la evidently dipped from some periodical, whoa editor erroneously . .attributes the Tines to l. O. Mitchell.: , 'lis bad In ml ad. no doubt. Donald (L Mitchell, who,-, who,-, who,-, however, did not writs the poem, and never asserted that he did, There are only two claimants to the au-. au-. thorsitip, Jiaaiely, Mis Sarah Doudncy. the Kogtlaa poet and novelist, who Is . sUII living, and Geo. Daniel Craig Mo-Galium, Mo-Galium, Mo-Galium, a native of Scotland, who became became an American citlsen, 'served with dlstlncUon In the civil war. and died in Brooklyn. N, J l TO.MU Doudney's poem, "The Lhmd of the Water Mill." was published In the Churchman's Family Magazine, an English periodical. In 1864. t :n MrTtllum'i' Doem.- Doem.- "The Water Mill was published In "The Water Mill, "and Other Poems," a book .privately inrtnted ,1a Brooklyn In 1870. . The two ;poeme are o much alike It seems Impoa- Impoa- should not have seen and made us of th earlier poem, our correspondent s copy Is In part the McCallum poem, but chiefly the uoudney -poem. -poem. MeCalium'o -veralon -veralon hsa ksMtn nuhlishecl In a number Of books glvlnar poetical selcllons. but not one ot I mess Dooaw corrrimy aivea ib in , vsu- vsu- , Inge and Kecltatlona' edited by A. II. 1 Fletcher. Professor of Oratory la llrown Unlerilty. etc., the name Is spelled ,M. McCullum." We give below a correct ropy of McCatlum's veralon as It appears In bis privately printed book of poems, wltn Its own peculiar punctuation; '- '- .'THIS WATiSH-MILIfc WATiSH-MILIfc WATiSH-MILIfc Oh listen to the Water-Mill, Water-Mill, Water-Mill, through all . I h livelong day. . . .As the clicking of the wheel, wears hour by hour away: How languidly the Autumn wind doth stir the withered leaves, . As on the field the Hespers king, while binJlng up the sheaves, ' A Solemn proverb strikes my mlna and as a spell Is oast. - i j , "The mill will never grind;, withVwater1- withVwater1- that is past." Soft Summer winds revive no more' leaves ' strewn o'er earth aad rniln, r . : The elckw never more will reap, (he yellow yellow irarncred srain. The rippling stream flows ever on, ay tranquil deep and still. Eut never glldeth back azaln. to busy Water-MIIL Water-MIIL Water-MIIL The solemn proverb speaks to all. with meaning deep and vast. MThe mill will never grind, wtth water that Is past." . Oh I clasp th proverb to thy soul, dea' loving heart and true. For goldet years ar fleeting by. aad youth la passing too, AhT learn to make th Boost ot life, nor los on happy day. For Ume will ne ar return sweet Joys, nof terlerf, thrown away, Nor leave one tender word unsaid, true love alone will hut, -The -The mill will never grind, with Water that is past." Oh! the wasted hours of life, that have slftly drifted by. Alas! the good we might have done, all gone without a algh. Love that we mlcht one have saved, by a at rule kindly word. Thoughts conceived but ne'er expressed, rjrlshlnjr. unpennod, unheard, lake i be lesson to thy soul, forever clasp It fast, "Tlie mill will never grind, with water that la past." Work on while yet the sun doth shine. thou man of strength and will. The streamlet ne'er doth useless glide, by cllvkinz water-mill. water-mill. water-mill. Nor wait until to-morrow's to-morrow's to-morrow's light, beams brifrbtly on thy way. For all that thou canst call thine own. Ilea fn the phrase to-day. to-day. to-day. Posaessioni, power and blooming health. must all be lost at last. "Tie mill will never grind, with water that Is pssL" Oh! love thy Clod and fellow-man, fellow-man, fellow-man, thyself conoider last. For coitie It will rhen thou must scan, dark errors of the isist. Boon will this fight of life be o'er, and earth rtcede from view, A;ul lltan in all its glory shine, wheie all ik pure and true. Ah: tl'tn ihou'lt sec more clearly still, the proverb deep and vast. Tic mill will never grind, with water t'lut is pas." Ol-or.fiK Ol-or.fiK Ol-or.fiK T gQt'lltR.-Can gQt'lltR.-Can gQt'lltR.-Can you tell ms any-thlna any-thlna any-thlna aa to the aulhorMilp of the foltowtns; l!rd Thp and IMtreon-ttole IMtreon-ttole IMtreon-ttole amrat." as -n -n from tho rsiiks during a camiialrn In the Army ulJhi IHjinmnc by a citlssn-sullicr, citlssn-sullicr, citlssn-sullicr, New York. (CarlrLon.) lsMT This, according to Cushlng's " Anonyms," Anonyms," was written by -Henry -Henry Morford. who was born at New Monmouth, N. J., Piceon - Hole Generals 1" -Rtv. -Rtv. New History of the. Holy tht Old Camp Ground, Kittredge :. , In 1823. and died la New York. City la 14KL He kept a coontry at or -and -and was Postmaster la his native village. Frota tb-ag tb-ag tb-ag of IT h was a' contributor to periodicals. He established The New Jersey Jersey Standard at Middletown Point ta 1KM. He removed to Mew York City In 1MT0. and from that year, until 1SSK. was connected connected with th editorial management of several papers. H published yearly " Morford's Short Trip Uolde to Europe." He is the author of Over Sea," " Paris in '67." "Short Trip Guide to America." " Th Merchants' Honor." (drama); "The Rclls of Hhandou," (drama); " lUiymes of Twenty Years," " RhymeS ot an Kdltor." " Sprees and Splashes " (humorous sketches.) and the - following novels: " Shoulder Straps," The Coward." " Ths Days of Shoddy."- Shoddy."- - Utterly Wrecked, -and -and " Only a Commoner." From 1WJ1 till 1808 he was a clerk of th New York Court of Common Pleas, and was editor and manager of The Urooklyn New Monthly ' Magasine from It first number. January, ItttU, until hi death on May fi, isal. U R. X. There bat recently re ma Into my a two ouarte 'volumes of a work en lMle4 '"New hletorr at "the tlolv Dlble from the beglaaing e( the world le the eetahllah-meat eetahllah-meat eetahllah-meat of Chrtatlanltrr- Chrtatlanltrr- en' a ronnection ef Prefaae hletorr all along. T which are edd-d edd-d edd-d notes esplaiNlng dlfflault tests, rertirrlag ntlatranslaliona, and reconciling aeentlng eontra-dlcttona." eontra-dlcttona." eontra-dlcttona." Br the Mev. Thomas Si khouee. A. M-, M-, M-, late -Vicar -Vicar of-fleenham of-fleenham of-fleenham m herkehlre, Loadea; PHaled for John lilato at the Klns's Arroa, la Mawjrate 8treet. MIXX'lJtll. - (Part ef title page of Vou I.) The second volume on the .title pagt bears the eata as 1T0S. New. I ' am writing: to aek If the work has aav in- in- . trtnete value by reason ot Its sea or otherwise? no, runner, ta it eoaaiuerea a bookT My copy appears to .be a part of the second edition, which. I iudee from the fact that the dedication and authorisation (" by Qeorse kv Jlls Malratrs rammiul Harrlneton k waa ''give at our Court at St. James's the nth day ef January. 1T41-S. 1T41-S. 1T41-S. In the fifteenth year ef our rsisn." The Rev. Thomas Rtnrkhonse's " New History ot th Holy Bible " was first Issued Issued In numbers, and then published In two folio volumes In 173?, with a dedication dedication to his patron. Bishop Cltbaon. Tho second edition. In two folio volumes, appeared appeared In 1T42-4. 1T42-4. 1T42-4. The work has often been reprinted with additional notes by other divine. The Illustrative were altered in the later editions. The plate of thi " Witch of Kndor " waa the bugbear of the childhood of Charles I Jt mb, and be never forgot the picture of the elephant and the camel peeping out from the ark. This "New HlKtory of the Holy Ulblo" Is considered to be the thief work of Stackhouse. Ths copy which oar correspondent correspondent owns has no special value. IITlfAN OOIJ5BKRO. Can you give me the poem of which the first stansa is: Wa are tenting to-night to-night to-night On the old camp ground: diva ua a aong to cheer Our weary hearts, a aong of home And friends we loved so dear. Tenting on the Old Camp flronhd" 4s by Walter Klttredge, who was born la 1832, th tenth of the eleven Children of a farmer of Merrimack. Hilaboro County. J VT t J A rai-rlirntt rai-rlirntt rai-rlirntt pvm mnv ay. Vi n I .ft it. eathanv He showed an early predrtectlorv for music.' but never had a teacher in 1t".v xto Dosran ajivina oaitaia concerts in toa. and In 1866 joined Joshua Hutchinson of the well-known well-known well-known Hutchinson family of singers. In ths first year of the civil war Klttredge published a- a- small original Union Song Book." In 1862 he was drafted, and. while preparing to go to the front, wrote both th words and music of " Tan tin" on th Old Camp Ground." H could not at first get a publisher for it. but mad It popular by his own rendering rendering of IL Then a publisher employed soma on to writ a song with a similar title. Oliver Dttaon Co. soon afterward afterward brought out ths original. It Is as follows: M Ws'r tenting to-night to-night to-night on ths old camp f rround, v us a song to cheer Our weary hearts: a song of home Aad friends we love so dear. Chorus." Many ar th hearts that ar weary to-night. to-night. to-night. Wishing for tho war to cess. - Maay ar the hearts looking for the right. To se the dawa of peace. Tenting to-night, to-night, to-night, tenting to-night. to-night. to-night. Tenting on ths eld camp ground. "We've been tenting; to-night to-night to-night on ths old camp ground. Thinking of days gone by, Of the loved ones at home that gave us the hand. And the tear that said ' Good-bye.' Good-bye.' Good-bye.' " Ws ar tired of war oa th old camp ground. Msny are dead and gone. Of he brave and true, who've left their homes. Others been wounded long. We've been fighting to-day to-day to-day on the old camp ground. Many are dying near. Sums are deed, and some are dying, Many are In tears. Chorus. " Many are ths hearts that ar weary to-night, to-night, to-night, . Wishing for the war to cease. Many are the hearts looking for the right. To see the dawn of pesce. Dying to-night, to-night, to-night, dying to-night. to-night. to-night. Dying on ths old camp ground." Answers from Readers A. C C.t sotsd a surprising srror la Tim) ngvicw for Oct. SI. O. H. Lewis says of the poem "Alone with kty Conscience " hat - It la aald te be by Charles Tubba." This remarkable poem was written by a famous ' ... ' , ' -With ' , , -

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