A Daughter of Freedom: A Story of the Latter Period of the War for Independence

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W. A. Wilde Company, 1900 - United States - 312 pages

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Page 88 - That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States; and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.
Page 99 - I'd break thro' every foe; The wings of love, and arms of faith Should bear me conqueror thro'. Hymn 2:55. Frail life and succeeding eternity. 1 Thee we adore, eternal Name, And humbly own to thee, How feeble is our mortal frame! What dying worms are we! 2...
Page 318 - Mr. Brooks knows how to catch and hold the attention of boys and girls. In this story of Aaron Burr's conspiracy he is very happy, choosing scenes and incidents of picturesque American history and weaving them into a patriotic and stirringly romantic narrative. The young hero is a fine character strongly presented, and from first page to last the interest is lively. We heartily recommend the book to our young readers as one sure to please and instruct them. — The Independent. Elbridge S. Brooks...
Page 95 - He opened his mouth as if to speak, then closed it again and trudged off down the hall and through the front door.
Page 287 - Without these, and without those brave militiamen, who, without clothing, without pay, without even encouragement, fought with such courage for their southern homes, where would have been independence for the colonies ? " The marquis is at Richmond, and whether Lord Cornwallis will come here remains to be seen,
Page 287 - The South had borne the brunt of the war, had suffered more wrongs, had lost more property — ruthlessly destroyed by marauding parties — than any other part of the country...
Page 312 - Aunt Dilly and Tyky, crooning their weird songs, rocked on their knees the two little ones, each fast asleep.
Page 46 - We do not know who has fired the city ; some say the people have done it to prevent it from falling into the hands of the enemy, and some say the British have done it in revenge for the defeat at Great Bridge.

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