Tales: National and Revolutionary

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H.H. Brown, printer, 1830
 

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Strana 2 - Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire, Hands that the rod of empire might have swayed Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre...
Strana 2 - An Act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving...
Strana 62 - ... horses, as they often do when let loose, concluded to push on and soon gained the shore —There was then a man left to each boat to keep them ready for a push, for fear the enemy might try to impede their retreat. The party were then marched in five divisions to the house, which was just one mile from the shore, preserving the strictest silence. The entrance to the house where Gen. Prescott had taken his quarters, was by three doors, on the south, east and west; three of the five divisions were...
Strana 136 - Where rumor of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.
Strana 2 - An act supplementary to an act entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefit thereof to the art? of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Strana 15 - They brave the season, and yet find at eve, 111 clad and fed but sparely, time to cool. The frugal housewife trembles when she lights Her scanty stock of brush-wood, blazing clear But dying soon, like all terrestrial joys.
Strana 63 - On this they heard a voice below calling " What is the matter?" Col. Barton entered the room below from whence it came, and saw a man just rising out of bed, and clapping him on the shoulder asked him if he was Gen. Prescott? He answered " Yes, Sir!" The Colonel then told him he was his prisoner: he rejoined, " I acknowledge it, Sir." The Colonel then desired him to hurry. He requested leave to put on his clothes; the Colonel told him "a very few, for their business required haste.
Strana 62 - They gave no answer, but continued marching on. There being a row of trees between them, he could not so •well distinguish their number. He again hailed, and they answered "friends.
Strana 60 - ... men, who had not been engaged, for fear it would create suspicion. As Col. Barton wished to have them all volunteers, the regiment was ordered to be paraded. He then addressed them, telling them he was about undertaking an enterprise against the enemy, and wished to have forty volunteers ; desiring those who were willing to risk their lives with him to advance two paces in front. At this the whole regiment advanced. After thanking them for their willingness, he selected forty whom he knew understood...
Strana 26 - In spite of all the efforts of the royal troops, the provincials still maintained the battle in this part ; and had no thoughts of retiring, until they saw the redoubt and upper part of the trench were in the power of the enemy. Their retreat was executed with an order not to have been expected from new levied soldiers. This...

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