The Women of the American Revolution, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Charles Scribner, 1856 - Women
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Page 304 - There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gathered then Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men; A thousand hearts beat happily; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell; But hush!
Page 388 - If you wish to hear more of this lady's character, I will tell you. I think the complacency of her manners speaks at once the benevolence of her heart, and her affability, candor and gentleness qualify her to soften the hours of private life, or to sweeten the cares of the hero and smooth the rugged paths of war.
Page 28 - You see, madam, when once the woman has tempted us, and we have tasted the forbidden fruit, there is no such thing as checking our appetite, whatever the consequences may be.
Page 28 - I was your father Confessor; and as tho' you had committed a crime, great in itself, yet of the venial class. You have reason good for I find myself strangely disposed to be a very indulgent ghostly adviser on this occasion; and, notwithstanding 'you are the most offending Soul alive...
Page viii - At sunrise thirteen cannon discharged in the Green, and the continental flag displayed, being a grand silk flag presented by the ladies, cost 120 dollars. The stripes red and white, with an azure field in the upper part charged with thirteen stars. On the same field and among the stars was the arms of the United States, the field of which contained a ship, a plough, and three sheaves of wheat; the crest an eagle volant ; the supporters two...
Page 352 - I would take these boys, (pointing to three or four small sons) and with them would myself enlist under Sumter's standard, and show my husband and sons how to fight, and if necessary, to die for their country...
Page 351 - your husband and your son are my prisoners ; the fortunes of war may soon place others of your sons perhaps all your kinsmen, in my power. Your sons are young, aspiring and brave. In a good cause, fighting for a generous and powerful king, such as George III., they might hope for rank, honor and wealth. If you could but induce your husband and sons to leave the rebels, and take up arms for their lawful sovereign, I would almost pledge myself that they shall have rank and consideration in the...
Page 27 - Amidst all the compliments which have been made on this occasion, be assured, madam, that the agreeable manner, and the very pleasing sentiments in which yours is conveyed, have affected my mind with the most lively sensations of joy and satisfaction. This address, from a person of your refined taste and elegance of expression, affords a pleasure beyond my powers of utterance, and I have only to lament that the hero of your pastoral is not more deserving of your pen ; but the circumstances shall...
Page 29 - I am not conscious of deserving anything more at your hands than what the purest and most disinterested friendship has a right to claim ; actuated by which, you will permit me to thank you in the most affectionate manner, for the kind wishes you have so happily expressed for me and the partner of all my domestic enjoyments. Be assured, we can never forget our friend at Morven, and that I am, my dear Madam, with every sentiment of friendship and esteem, " Your most obedient and obliged servant,...
Page 243 - Steel, came to her ears ; she visited the places where those disasters had occurred, and sought for some trace of him, but without success. She inquired, in an agony of anxiety, of the women who had been to Charlotte for the purpose of carrying clothes or provisions to their husbands, brothers, or fathers, not knowing but that he had gone thither with the soldiers ; but none could give her the least information. Imagination may depict the harrowing scenes that must have passed, when females returning...

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