The Journal of the American-Irish Historical Society, Volume 21

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The Society, 1922 - Irish
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Page 143 - ... that wife, foully slain, in your view, — And what could you, what should you, what would you do? Why, just what he did ! They were left in the lurch For the want of more wadding. He ran to the church, Broke the door, stripped the pews, and dashed out in the road With his arms full of hymn-books, and threw down his load At their feet ! then above all the shouting and shots, Rang his voice, — " Put Watts into 'em, — - Boys, give 'em Watts !
Page 117 - I do most sincerely declare, that your assault of Stony Point is not only the most brilliant, in my opinion, throughout the whole course of the war on either side, but that it is the most brilliant I am acquainted with in history ; the assault of Schweidnitz by Marshal Laudon, I think inferior to it.
Page 205 - Hopkins, during his cruize to the southward, did not pay due regard to the tenor of his instructions, whereby he was expressly directed to annoy the enemy's ships upon the coasts of the southern states...
Page 40 - O wise men, riddle me this: what if the dream come true? What if the dream come true? and if millions unborn shall dwell In the house that I shaped in my heart, the noble house of my thought?
Page 143 - See the smoke and the heat Of that reckless advance — of that straggling retreat ! Keep the ghost of that wife, foully slain, in your view And what could you — what should you, what would you do ? Why, just what he did ! They were left in the lurch For the want of more wadding. He ran to the church, Broke the door, stripped the pews, and dashed out in the road...
Page 142 - s the spot. Look around you. Above on the height Lay the Hessians encamped. By that church on the right Stood the gaunt Jersey farmers. And here ran a wall, — You may dig anywhere and you 'll turn up a ball.
Page 69 - THOUGH the last glimpse of Erin with sorrow I see, Yet wherever thou art shall seem Erin to me ; In exile thy bosom shall still be my home, And thine eyes make my climate wherever we roam.
Page 193 - If by such intelligence you find that they are not greatly superior to your own, you are immediately to enter the said bay, search out and attack, take or destroy all the naval force of our enemies that you may find there. If you should be so fortunate as to execute this business successfully in Virginia, you are then to proceed immediately to the southward and make yourself master of such forces as the enemy may have both in North and South Carolina...
Page 111 - They are remarkably stout and hardy men ; many of them exceeding six feet in height. They are dressed in white frocks, or rifle shirts, and round hats. These men are remarkable for the accuracy of their aim; striking a mark with great certainty at two hundred yards distance.
Page 40 - This man is a fool", and others have said,. "He blasphemeth"; And the wise have pitied the fool that hath striven to give a life In the world of time and space among the bulk of actual things, To a dream that was dreamed in the heart, and that only the heart could hold. O wise men, riddle me this : what if the dream come true ? What if the dream come true ? and if millions unborn shall dwell In the house that I shaped in my heart...

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