Women of the American Revolution, Volume 1

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Page 248 - And that which should accompany old age, As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have; but, in their stead, Curses, not loud, but deep, mouth-honor, breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not.
Page 197 - I am not worth purchasing ; but such as I am, the King of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.".
Page 123 - The incessant cannonade during the solemnity ; the steady attitude and unaltered voice with which the chaplain officiated, though frequently covered with dust, which the shot threw up on all sides of him ; the mute but expressive mixture of sensibility and indignation upon every countenance — these objects will remain to the last of life upon the mind of every man who was present.
Page 30 - Unmoved by pomp or circumstance — in truth Inflexible, and with a Spartan zeal Repressing vice, and making folly grave. Thou didst not deem it woman's part to waste Life in inglorious sloth — to sport...
Page 333 - Go constantly to church, whoever preaches. The act of devotion in the Common Prayer Book is your principal business there, and, if properly attended to, will do more towards amending the heart than sermons generally can do. For they were composed by men of much greater piety and wisdom, than our common composers of sermons can pretend to be ; and therefore I wish you would never miss the prayer days ; yet...
Page 31 - France, the general-in-chief of the combined armies of France and America, the deliverer of his country, the hero of the age, repaired to pay his...
Page 318 - ... neither my own spirits nor my beautiful nag's failed in the least. We followed the well-marked trail of the troops. " The sun must have been well up, say eight or nine o'clock, when I heard a sound like thunder, which I knew must be cannon. It was the first time I ever heard a cannon. I stopped still; when presently the cannon thundered again. The battle was then fighting. "What a fool ! my husband could not be dead last night, and the battle only fighting now ! Still, as I am so near, I will...
Page 126 - At last my husband's groom brought me a message to join him with the children. I once more seated myself in my dear calash, and, while riding through the American camp, was gratified to observe that nobody looked at us with disrespect, but on the contrary greeted us and seemed touched at the sight of a captive mother with three children.
Page 28 - Upon his appointment to the command in chief of the American armies, previously to his joining the forces at Cambridge, he removed his mother from her country residence to the village of Fredericksburg, a situation remote from danger, and contiguous to her friends and relatives.

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