The Life of Nathanael Greene: Major-general in the Army of the Revolution, Volume 1

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1900
 

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Page 63 - How lov'd, how honour'd once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot ; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be ! Poets themselves must fall, like those they sung, Deaf the prais'd ear, and mute the tuneful tongue.
Page 154 - Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
Page 533 - I am now convinced beyond a doubt, that, unless some great and capital change suddenly takes place in that line, this army must inevitably be reduced to one or other of these three things ; starve, dissolve, or disperse in order to obtain subsistence in the best manner they can.
Page 262 - If we cannot prevent vessels from passing up, and the Enemy are possessed of the surrounding country, what valuable Purpose can it answer to attempt to hold a Post from which the expected Benefit cannot be had?
Page 531 - I might give every opposition in my power ; when, behold, to my great mortification, I was not only informed, but convinced, that the men were unable to stir on account of...
Page 128 - ... are exceedingly avaricious ; the genius of the people is commercial, from their long intercourse with trade. The sentiment of honor, the true characteristic of a soldier, has not yet got the better of interest. His Excellency has been taught to believe the people here a, superior race of mortals; and finding them of the same temper and dispositions, passions and prejudices, virtues and vices of the common people of other governments, they sink in his esteem.
Page 11 - Alternate ranged, extend in circling rows, Assume their seats, the solid mass attack ; The dry husks rustle and the corn-cobs crack ; The song, the laugh, alternate notes resound, And the sweet cider trips in silence round. The laws of husking...
Page 531 - This brought forth the only commissary in the purchasing line in this camp ; and, with him, this melancholy and alarming truth, that he had not a single hoof of any kind to slaughter, and not more than twenty-five barrels of flour! From hence form an opinion of our situation when I add, that he could not tell when to expect any.
Page 121 - It will not be an easy matter to bring the American States to act as a nation; they are not to be feared as such by us.
Page 290 - Congress, having maturely considered the present crisis, and having perfect reliance on the wisdom, vigour, and uprightness of General Washington, do hereby "Resolve, That General Washington shall be, and he is hereby vested with full, ample, and complete powers, to raise and collect together, in the most speedy and effectual manner, from any or all of these United States...

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