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Page 243 - I put out my setting pole to try to stop the raft that the ice might pass by; when the rapidity of the stream threw it with so much violence against the pole, that it jerked me out into ten feet water: but I fortunately saved myself by catching hold of one of the raft logs. Notwithstanding all our efforts, we could not get to either shore, but were obliged, as we were near an island, to quit our raft and make to it.
Page 118 - Come join hand in hand, brave Americans all, And rouse your bold hearts at fair Liberty's call; No tyrannous acts, shall suppress your just claim, Or stain with dishonor America's name. In freedom we're born, and in freedom we'll live; Our purses are ready, Steady, Friends, steady, Not as slaves, but as freemen our money we'll give. Our worthy forefathers — let's give them a cheer — To climates unknown did courageously steer; Thro' oceans to deserts, for freedom they came, And, dying, bequeath'd...
Page 25 - And he might have joined with this line, that which he has coupled with another, I think, less properly, "For want of modesty is want of sense." If you ask, Why less properly ? I must repeat the lines, "Immodest w.ords admit of no defence, For want of modesty is want of sense.
Page 12 - Sterling, by these Presents. In Witness whereof they have hereunto interchangeably set their Hands and Seals, the Day and Year above written.
Page 111 - Bissel, is charged to alarm the country quite to Connecticut ; and all persons are desired to furnish him with fresh horses, as they may be needed.
Page 16 - Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others. Q. 84. What doth every sin deserve ? A. Every sin deserveth God's wrath and curse, both in this life and that which is to come.
Page 118 - Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! To be free is to live; to be slaves is to fall; Has the land such a dastard, as scorns not a lord, Who dreads not a fetter much more than a sword! In Freedom we're born...
Page 78 - Oppreflion of Our loyal Subjects carrying on the fame, have at length proceeded to an open and avowed Rebellion...
Page 78 - ... of the protection which the law will afford to their loyalty and zeal, we have thought fit, by and with the advice of our Privy Council, to...
Page 154 - On September 15, a group of horsemen, occupying a slight eminence of ground on the island of Manhattan, were gazing eastward. Below and nearer the water were spread lines of soldiers behind intrenchments, while from three men-of-war lying in the river came a heavy cannonade that swept the shore line and spread over the water a pall of smoke which, as it drifted to leeward, obscured the Long Island shore from view. " 'Tis evidently a feint, your Excellency," presently asserted one of the observers,...