Camps and Firesides of the Revolution /c Selected and Annotated by Albert Bushnell Hart ... with the Collaboration of Mabel Hill ...

Albert Bushnell Hart, Mabel Hill
Macmillan Company, 1902 - 309 sidor

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Sidan 174 - The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward, for evermore.
Sidan 173 - Had a declaration of independency been made seven months ago, it would have been attended with many great and glorious effects. We might before this hour have formed alliances with foreign states. We should have mastered Quebec, and been in possession of Canada. "You will, perhaps, wonder how such a declaration would have influenced our affairs in Canada; but if I could write with freedom, I could easily convince you that it would, and explain to you the manner how.
Sidan 12 - The people at the mouth of the den, who had listened with painful anxiety, hearing the growling of the wolf and supposing their friend to be in the most imminent danger, drew him forth with such celerity that his shirt was stripped over his head and his skin severely lacerated.
Sidan 150 - After our late worthy General, of renowned memory, was carried off wounded, to the rear of the front line, he desired those who were about him to lay him down; being asked if he would have a Surgeon? he replied, it is needless; 'it is all over with me.
Sidan 127 - Then did the rebels try their best our soldiers to surround, But they could not accomplish it, because there was a pond, To which our men retreated and covered all the rear, * The rogues were forc'd to flee them, altho
Sidan 169 - Yankee Doodle, keep it up, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mind the music and the step And with the girls be handy.
Sidan 159 - They were governed by this country at the expense only of a little pen, ink, and paper ; they were led by a thread. They had not only a respect, but an affection for Great Britain ; for its laws; its customs, and manners, and even a fondness for its fashions, that greatly increased the commerce. Natives of Britain were always treated with particular regard ; to be an Old England man was of itself a character of some respect, and gave a kind of rank among us.
Sidan 169 - lasses they eat every day, Would keep an house a winter; They have as much that, I'll be bound, They eat it when they're a mind to.
Sidan 11 - The aperture of the den, on the east side of a very high ledge of rocks, is about two feet square ; from thence it descends obliquely fifteen feet, then running horizontally about ten more, it ascends gradually sixteen feet towards its termination. The sides of this subterraneous cavity are composed of smooth and solid rocks, which seem to have been divided from each other by some former earthquake.
Sidan 63 - What pilot shall explore that realm, What new Columbus take the helm ! While death and darkness both surround, And tempests rage with lawless power, Of friendship's voice I hear no sound, No comfort in this dreadful hour...

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