Quotations by Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

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Born: Wednesday, September 22, 1790
Died: Friday, September 9, 1870 (79 years old)
Profession: Lawyer
Nationality: American


All the knowing ones were consulted as to the issue, and they all agreed, to a man, in one of two opinions: either that Bob would flog Billy, or Billy would flog Bob.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Man)

But there were women in the world, and from them each of our heroes had taken to himself a wife. The good ladies were no strangers to the prowess of their husbands. and, strange as it may seem, they presumed a little upon it.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Women, Wife, Ladies, Heroes, Husbands, May, Strangers, World)

During the session of the Supreme Court, in the village of -, about three weeks ago, when a number of people were collected in the principal street of the village, I observed a young man riding up and down the street, as I supposed, in a violent passion.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: People, Court, Man, Passion)

He was a horse of goodly countenance, rather expressive of vigilance than fire; though an unnatural appearance of fierceness was thrown into it by the loss of his ears, which had been cropped pretty close to his head.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Appearance, Fire, Loss, Pretty, Vigilance)

I looked, and saw that Bob had entirely lost his left ear, and a large piece from his left cheek. His right eye was a little discoloured, and the blood flowed profusely from his wounds.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Blood, Eye, Right, Wounds)

In the younger days of the Republic there lived in the county of - two men, who were admitted on all hands to be the very best men In the county; which, in the Georgia vocabulary, means they could flog any other two men in the county.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Men, Vocabulary)

It is said that a hundred gamecocks will live in perfect harmony together it you do not put a hen with them; and so it would have been with Billy and Bob, had there been no women in the world.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Women, Harmony, Will, World)

Language cannot describe the scene that followed; the shouts, oaths, frantic gestures, taunts, replies, and little fights; and therefore I shall not attempt it.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Language)

Ned made a tremendous rattling, at which Bullet took fright, broke his bridle, and dashed off in grand style; and would have stopped all farther negotiations by going home in disgust, had not a traveller arrested him and brought him back; but Kit did not move.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Home, Disgust, Style)

The former measured six feet and an inch in his stockings, and, without a single pound of cumbrous flesh about him, weighed a hundred and eighty. The latter was an inch shorter than his rival, and ten pounds lighter; but he was much the most active of the two.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Feet)

There's no sort o' mistake in little Bullet. He can pick up miles on his feet, and fling 'em behind him as fast as the next man's hoss, I don't care where he comes from. And he can keep at it as long as the sun can shine without resting.
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Keywords: Mistake, Care, Feet, Man, Sun)







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