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Seite 139 - Slowly and sadly we laid him down, From the field of his fame fresh and gory ; We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone, But we left him alone with his glory.
Seite 15 - and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." Saturday, 21st.— Rain all day, came off guard at night; all still. Monday, 23d. — All still this morning and pleasant. Nothing remarkable. Tuesday, 24th. — Cloudy in the morning and rain till near night, then cleared up cool. News came to headquarters that the
Seite 129 - should for the safety of the Colonies declare them independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain, "We, the said Inhabitants, will solemnly engage with our lives and fortunes to support them in the measure." This was the Declaration of Independence made, in advance of the general action, by the people of Cambridge.
Seite 134 - and received the weary, affrighted men. ;; They were so much exhausted with fatigue," says a British historian, "that they were obliged to lie down for rest on the ground, their tongues hanging out of their mouths like those of dogs after a chase.
Seite 24 - which they brought away is far short of the quantity expressed in the inventory which accompanied it. I have gratified my men ; and when the plate is sold I shall become the purchaser, and will gratify my own feelings by restoring it to you, by such conveyance as you shall please to direct.
Seite 23 - towns, and to the houses of the rich, without distinction, but not even sparing the wretched hamlets and milch cows of the poor and helpless, at the approach of an inclement winter. That party had been with me the same morning at Whitehaven ; some complaisance, therefore , was their due I had but
Seite 23 - means, a general and fair exchange of prisoners, as well in Europe as in America, had been effected. When I was informed, by some men whom I met at the landing, that his Lordship was absent, I walked back to my boat, determined to leave the Island
Seite 127 - No danger shall affright, no difficulties shall intimidate us ; and if, in support of our rights, we are called to encounter even death, we are yet undaunted, sensible that he can never die too soon who lays down his life in support
Seite 37 - and Congress, in a few days, replied by a resolution, that "in order to conform as near as may be to the spirit and substance of the charter, it be recommended to the Provincial Convention, to write letters to the inhabitants of the several places, which are entitled to
Seite 9 - been laid so heavily on it, that great allowances are to be made for troops raised under such circumstances. The deficiency of numbers, discipline and stores can only lead to this conclusion, that their spirit has exceeded their strength." How long Washington remained in the president's house cannot be

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