Janice Meredith: A Story of the American Revolution

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Grosset & Dunlap, 1899 - United States - 536 pages
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Page 323 - I can assure those gentlemen, that it is a much easier and less distressing thing to draw remonstrances in a comfortable room by a good fireside, than to occupy a cold, bleak hill, and sleep under frost and snow, without clothes or blankets.
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 396 - It is not a little pleasing, nor less wonderful to contemplate, that after two years' manoeuvring and undergoing the strangest vicissitudes, that perhaps ever attended any one contest since the creation, both armies are brought back to the very point they set out from, and...
Page 117 - 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...
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 11 - 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 322 - ... were made of stocks or stones, and equally insensible of frost and snow; and moreover, as if they conceived it easily practicable for an inferior army, under the disadvantages I have described ours to be which are by no means exaggerated, to confine a superior one, in all respects well appointed and provided for a winter's campaign, within the city of Philadelphia, and to cover from depredation and waste the states of Pennsylvania and Jersey.
Page 374 - Why soldiers, why Should we be melancholy, boys? Why, soldiers, why, Whose business 'tis to die — What — sighing?

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