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Página 81 - These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Página 85 - When I presented the letter of General Gates to him, before receiving it, he exclaimed with solemnity, — ' What a time is this to hand me letters ! ' I answered that I had been charged with it by General Gates. ' By General Gates ! Where is he ? ' 'I left him this morning in Philadelphia.' ' What was he doing there ? ' 'I understood him that he was on his way to Congress.
Página 5 - It being evident from the steady decline of a proper celebration of the national holy days of the United States of America, that popular concern in the events and men of the War of the Revolution is gradually declining, and that such lack of interest is attributable, not so much to the lapse of time and the rapidly increasing flood of Immigration from foreign countries, as to the neglect, on the part of...
Página 83 - The bearer is sent down to know whether your plan was attempted last night, and if not to inform you, that Christmas-day at night, one hour before day, is the time fixed upon for our attempt on Trenton. For Heaven's sake, keep this to yourself, as the discovery of it may prove fatal to us...
Página 5 - Sons of the Revolution has been instituted to perpetuate the memory of the men who, in the military, naval, and civic service of the Colonies and of the Continental Congress, by their acts or counsel achieved the independence of the country...
Página 5 - Independence of the country, and to further the proper celebration of the anniversaries of the birthday of Washington, and of prominent events connected with the War of the Revolution ; to collect and secure for preservation the rolls, records, and other documents relating to that period ; to inspire the members of the Society with the patriotic spirit of their forefathers ; and to promote the feeling of friendship among them.
Página 94 - It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us: that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to...
Página 71 - But trust that those we call the dead Are breathers of an ampler day For ever nobler ends. They say, The solid earth whereon we tread In tracts of fluent heat began, And grew to seeming-random forms, The seeming prey of cyclic storms, Till at the last arose the man; Who throve and...
Página 88 - The aspect of the man changed in an instant. Raising his hands to heaven, " God bless and prosper you ! " cried he. " The picket is in that house, and the sentry stands near that tree.
Página 86 - Reed of what might be expected from the operations below, I am determined, as the night is favorable, to cross the river, and make the i^fig. attack on Trenton in the morning. If you can do nothing real, at least create as great a diversion as possible.

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