Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Street Day

Over at The American Street, I've posted a chillingly stark passage I found in The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore, by John R. Hutchinson (1914) a book about the coercion by force of unwilling men into the armed forces, most particularly by the British Navy in the 18th century.

Can't imagine what it's alluding to...

3 comments:

blue girl said...

This post has been sans comments for too long now -- so I thought I'd leave you a message completely unrelated to the American Street thing.

Being not busy and bored -- I went back looking through Wolcott's posts to find out who the "Magnolia Blossoms" were from March. Don't ask, things like this linger in my mind for no apparent reason. I just always like that reference.

Anyway -- it was YOU! I didn't know you back then.

That's all. Ta-ta.

Neddie said...

Yeah, Wolcott, uh, didn't hurt the old unique-visitor numbers very much. Like watching a Saturn V rocket taking off -- for a weekend. Quite heady stuff. I mentally composed my first Pulitzer acceptance speech....

blue girl said...

"I mentally composed my first Pulitzer acceptance speech...."

I can totally relate. Kind of. I just dream of being a Wolcott Magnolia Blossom -- not even for the traffic either.