The War of 1812 (Google eBook)

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Silver, Burdett, 1906 - United States - 200 pages
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Page 103 - We have met the enemy and they are ours; two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.
Page 126 - This accession of territory strengthens forever the power of the United States ; and I have just given to England a maritime rival that will sooner or later humble her pride.
Page 95 - So long as the globe on her axis rolls round ; Our tars and marines, on Lake Erie were seen, To make the proud flag of Great Britain come down.
Page 130 - Your blood is white. You have taken my talk, and the sticks, and the wampum, and the hatchet, but you do not mean to fight. I know the reason. You do not believe the Great Spirit has sent me. You shall know. I leave Tuckhabatchee directly, and shall go straight to Detroit. When I arrive there, I will stamp on the ground with my foot and shake down every house in Tuckhabatchee.
Page 193 - Let us then die, arms in hand. Our country demands the sacrifice. The example will not be lost. The blood of the slain will make heroes of the living. Those who follow will avenge our fall and their country's wrongs. WHO dare to stand ?" " ALL !
Page 95 - YE tars of Columbia, give ear to my story, Who fought with brave Perry, where cannons did roar; Your valour has gain'd you an immortal glory, A fame that shall last till time is no more.
Page 120 - Can the citizens of a free country, who have taken up arms to defend its rights, think of submitting to an army composed of mercenary soldiers, reluctant Canadians goaded to the field by the bayonet, and of wretched, naked savages? Can the breast of an American soldier, when he casts * Major William Oliver, of Cincinnati.
Page 100 - Give me men, sir, and I will acquire both for you and myself honor and glory on this lake, or perish in the attempt. Conceive my feelings : an enemy within striking distance, my vessels ready, and not men enough to man them. Going out with those I now have is out of the question.
Page 120 - Yes, fellow-soldiers, your general sees your countenances beam with the same fire that he witnessed on that glorious occasion ; and although it would be the height of presumption to compare himself to that hero, he boasts of being that hero's pupil. To your posts, then, fellow-citizens, and remember that the eyes of your country are upon you.
Page 109 - Sir I have just received yours of yesterday, 10 o'clock, PM, ordering me to destroy this place and make good my retreat, which was received too late to be carried into execution. We have determined to maintain this place, and by heavens, we can.

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