An Elementary History of Our Country

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914 - 256 pages
 

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Page 248 - But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts — for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own Governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.
Page 142 - You know the rest. In the books you have read, How the British regulars fired and fled, How the farmers gave them ball for ball, From behind each fence and farm-yard wall, Chasing the red-coats down the lane, Then crossing the fields to emerge again Under the trees at the turn of the road, And only pausing to fire and load.
Page 222 - I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition ; also about twenty-five thousand bales of cotton.
Page 43 - I'll have thrice the weight in gold. Why, man, all their dripping-pans and their chamber-pots are pure gold, and all the chains with which they chain up their streets are massy gold. All the prisoners they take are fettered in gold. And for rubies and diamonds, they go forth on holidays and gather them by the sea-shore to hang on their children's coats and stick in their caps, as commonly as our children wear saffron gilt brooches and groats with holes in them.
Page 135 - ... may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it...

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