New York City Standard Guide: A New and Complete Handbook for Visitors to New York, and for New Yorkers (Google eBook)

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Foster & Reynolds, 1901 - New York (N.Y.) - 156 pages
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Page 26 - The tribute on the pedestal reads: The herolck commander of the frigate Chesapeake, whose remains are here deposited, expressed with his expiring breath his devotion to his country. Neither the fury of battle, the anguish of a mortal wound, nor the horrors of approaching death could subdue his gallant spirit. His dying words were, "DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP.
Page 118 - Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down : he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
Page 36 - This Monument is erected by order of CONGRESS, 25th Janry, 1776, to transmit to Posterity a grateful remembrance of the patriotic conduct, enterprise and perseverance of MAJOR GENERAL RICHARD MONTGOMERY, who after a series of successes amidst the most discouraging Difficulties Fell in the attack on QUEBEC 31st Decbr, 1775. Aged 37 years.
Page 27 - CLOSE his eyes ; his work is done ! What to him is friend or foeman, Rise of moon or set of sun, Hand of man or kiss of woman ? Lay him low, lay him low, In the clover or the snow ! What cares he ? he cannot know ; Lay him low ! As man may, he fought his fight, Proved his truth by his endeavor ; Let him sleep in solemn night, Sleep forever and forever. Lay him low, lay him low, In the clover or the snow ! What cares he...
Page 36 - Posterity a grateful remembrance of the patriotic conduct, enterprise and perseverance of Major General Richard Montgomery, who after a series of successes amidst the most discouraging Difficulties Fell in the attack on Quebec 3lst Decbr, 1775.
Page 79 - By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
Page 81 - It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair: the event is in the hands of God.
Page 43 - If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page 118 - This tree is planted at the side of the tomb of General US Grant, ex-President of the United States of America, for the purpose of commemorating his greatness, by Li Hung Chang, Guardian of the Prince, Grand Secretary of State, Earl of the First Order Yang Hu, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of China, Vice-President of the Board of Censors. Kwang Hsu, 23rd year, 4th moon, May, 1897. Near Grant's Tomb, on the edge of the bluff, is a little monument marking the grave of "an amiable...
Page 46 - On the common of the city of New York near where this building now stands there stood from 1766 to 1776 a liberty pole erected to commemorate the repeal of the stamp act. It was repeatedly destroyed by the violence of the Tories and as repeatedly replaced by the Sons of Liberty who organized a constant watch and guard. In its defence the first martyr blood of the American revolution was shed January 18, 1770.

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