Theatrum Majorum: The Cambridge of 1776, Wherein is Set Forth an Account of the Town, and of the Events it Witnessed : with which is Incorporated the Diary of Dorothy Dudley, Now First Publish'd : Together with an Historicall Sketch, Severall Appropriate Poems, Numerous Anecdotes
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Page 66 - Of the lonely belfry and the dead; For suddenly all his thoughts are bent On a shadowy something far away, Where the river widens to meet the bay,— A line of black that bends and floats On the rising tide, like a bridge of boats. Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride, Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere.
Page 88 - You will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I am not. I am well aware of the toil, and blood, and treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet, through all the gloom, I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory.
Page 23 - I do hereby in his majesty's name, offer and promise his most gracious pardon, to all persons who shall forthwith lay down their arms, and return to the duties of peaceable subjects, excepting only from the benefit of such pardon, SAMUEL ADAMS and JOHN HANCOCK, whose offences are of too flagitious a nature to admit of any other consideration than that of condign punishment.
Page 88 - The second * day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to' be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.
Page 66 - He springs to the saddle, the bridle he turns, But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight A second lamp in the belfry burns!
Page 27 - Divine favour towards us, that his Providence would not permit us to be called into this severe controversy, until we were grown up to our present strength, had been previously exercised in warlike operation, and possessed of the means of defending ourselves.
Page 49 - Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lord, King GEORGE ; and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way...
Page 57 - For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.
Page 57 - And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia ; for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Page 17 - Dignity with ease and complacency, the gentleman and soldier, look agreeably blended in him. Modesty marks every line and feature of his face. Those lines of Dryden instantly occurred to me : — " Mark his majestic fabric ; he '.sa temple Sacred by birth, and built by hands divine ; His soul 's the deity that lodges there; Nor is the pile unworthy of the god.