History of the Siege of Boston, and of the Battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill: Also an Account of the Bunker Hill Monument

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C. C. Little and J. Brown, 1851 - 420 pages

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Page 76 - were so much exhausted with fatigue that they were obliged to lie down for rest on the ground, their tongues hanging out of their mouths, like those of dogs after a chase.
Page 241 - You affect, sir, to despise all rank not derived from the same source with your own. I cannot conceive one more honorable, than that which flows from the uncorrupted choice of a brave and free people, the purest source and original fountain of all power.
Page 352 - It is itself the orator of this occasion. It is not from my lips, it could not be from any human lips, that that strain of eloquence is this day to flow most competent to move and excite the vast multitudes around me. The powerful speaker stands motionless before us.
Page 240 - Britons, ever pre-eminent in mercy, have outgone common examples, and overlooked the criminal in the captive. Upon these principles your prisoners, whose lives by the law of the land are destined to the cord, have hitherto been treated with care and kindness, and more comfortably lodged than the King's troops in the hospitals ; indiscriminately it is true, for I acknowledge no rank that is not derived from the King.
Page 144 - And now ensued one of the greatest scenes of war that can be conceived: if we look to the height, Howe's corps, ascending the hill in the face of intrenchments, and in a very disadvantageous ground, was much engaged; to the left the enemy pouring in fresh troops by thousands, over the land; and in the arm of the sea our ships and floating batteries cannonading them; straight...
Page 30 - I suppose, and there they choose a moderator, who puts questions to the vote regularly ; and selectmen, assessors, collectors, wardens, firewards, and representatives, are regularly chosen before they are chosen in the town. Uncle Fairfield, Story, Ruddock, Adams, Cooper, and a rudis indigestaque moles of others are members. They send committees to wait on the merchant's club, and to propose and join in the choice of men and measures.
Page 243 - In a chariot of light, from the regions of day, The Goddess of Liberty came ; Ten thousand celestials directed the way, And hither conducted the Dame. A fair budding branch from the gardens above, Where millions with millions agree, She brought in her hand, as a pledge of her love, And the plant she named LIBERTY TREE.
Page 339 - Charlestown, 1783, In memory of MAJOR-GENERAL JOSEPH WARREN, and his ASSOCIATES, who were slain on this memorable spot, June 17, 1775. " None but they who set a just value upon the blessings of LIBERTY are worthy to enjoy her. In vain we toiled; in vain we fought ; we bled in vain; if you, our offspring, want valor to repel the assaults of her invaders.
Page 345 - Let it rise! let it rise till it meet the sun in his coming; let the earliest light of the morning gild it, and parting day linger and play on its summit.
Page 8 - ... done by them in the execution of the law, or for the suppression of riots and tumults, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England.

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