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Page 450 - to major-general. He felt it deeply, and was at no pains to hide his disgust. I did not wonder that the Shippens did all they c-ould to break off this strange love-affair. They failed ; for when a delicate-minded, sensitive, well-bred woman falls in love with a strong, coarse, passionate man, there is no more to be said except, " Take her.
Page 486 - I learn that Mr. André was your friend, and I have not forgotten your aunt's timely aid at a moment when it was sorely needed. For these reasons and at the earnest request of Captain Hamilton and the marquis, I am willing to listen to you. May I ask you to be brief
Page 486 - As to this unhappy gentleman, his fate is out of my hands. I have read the letter which Captain Hamilton gave me." As he spoke he took it from the table and deliberately read it again, while I watched him. Then he laid it down and looked up. I saw that
Page 479 - Tis all I can do ; and as to General Arnold — no, Wynne, he is not one to do that ; I could not expect it." Before I rose to go on his errand I said, — and I was a little embarrassed,— " May I be pardoned, sir, if I put to you a quite personal question
Page 474 - or leave off drawing until Captain Tomlinson. one of the officers in charge, seeing me pause, said: " Your pardon, major. Here is a gentleman come to visit you." As he spoke the prisoner turned, and I was at once struck by the extreme pallor of his face even as seen in the red light of the fire. His death-like
Page 479 - at his unhappy situation, and that all men thought it hard that the life of an honest soldier was to be taken in place of that of a villain and coward who, if he had an atom of honour, would give himself up. " May I beg of you, sir," he returned, " to thank these gentlemen of your army
Page 490 - been sent away with small comfort." It was now late in the night, and, thinking to compose myself, I walked up and down the road and at last past the Dutch church, and up the hill between rows of huts and rarer tents. It was a clear, starlit night, and the noises of the great camp were for
Page 479 - Wynne, unless God permits us to remember in the world where I shall be to-morrow." I hardly recall what answer I made. I was ready to cry like a child. He went on to bid me say to the good Attorney-General Chew that he had not forgotten his
Page 469 - such agitation and distress as never before nor since have I known. When I had seen Major Tallmadge, he knew but little of those details of Arnold's treason which later became the property of all men ; but he did tell me that the correspondence had been carried on for Sir Henry by