The Life of George Washington, Količina 1
Cosimo, Inc., 1. avg. 2005 - 408 strani
Author Washington Irving believed this, his monumental biography of America's first great military hero and president, to be his finest literary achievement. Indeed, it is a masterful work, a superlative life of George Washington, and stood as a definitive text long after its 1860 publication.Volume I opens with a genealogy of the Washington family, tracing its roots back to the time of the Norman Conquest, and explores the future general's education as a boy, his service in the French and Indian conflicts, and his participation in the early rumblings of revolution in the British colonies in America.WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859) was born in New York City to Scottish immigrant parents. Considered by some the "Father of American Literature," Irving is best known for his short stories, including "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," but he also produced an extensive bibliography of essays, poems, travel books, and biographies.
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Cheerful Life at Mount VernonWashington and George Mason
Hood at BostonThe General Court Refuses to do Business under
Meeting of the First CongressOpening CeremoniesEloquence
Infatuation in British CouncilsColonel Grant the Braggart
Enlisting of Troops in the EastCamp at BostonGeneral Artemas
Arrival at Port CumberlandLetters of Washington to his Family
Reform in the Militia LawsDiscipline of the TroopsDagwortby
Washington Vindicates his Conduct to Lord LoudounHis Recep
Slow OperationsWashington Orders out the MilitiaMission
Plan of Operations for 175 Investment of Fort Niagara
Battle of Bunkers Hill
Questions of Military RankPopularity of PutnamArrangements
Dangers in the InteriorMachinations of the Johnson Family
British in Boston Send out CruisersDepredations of Captain
Measures of General HoweDesecration of Churches Three
Mount Vernon in DangerMrs Washington Invited to the Camp
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advance affairs American appeared arms army arrived attack Boston Braddock British brother brought called camp campaign Canada Captain carried cause chief Colonel colonies command commission conduct Congress considered continued council Creek crown detachment early effect enemy England English expedition Fairfax field fire force formed fort four French frontier garrison gave George give Governor hand Hill honor hope horses hundred Indians John kind king Lake land leave letter Lord mean measures miles military Mount mountains never night officers Ohio party passed Pennsylvania person Point present prisoners province received regiment remained reply returned river road savages says sent served side soldiers soon spirit taken thousand tion took town tribes troops Virginia warriors Washington whole wounded writes York
Stran 261 - Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me : Fight against them that fight against me.
Stran 230 - We have already, it is said, proved the inefficacy of addresses to the throne, and remonstrances to Parliament. How far, then, their attention to our rights and privileges is to be awakened or alarmed, by starving their trade and manufactures, remains to be tried.
Stran 207 - I am now, I believe, fixed in this seat, with an agreeable partner for life, and I hope to find more happiness in retirement than I ever experienced in the wide and bustling world.
Stran 146 - As a remarkable instance of this, I may point out to the public that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country.
Stran 219 - Then and there was the first scene of the first act of opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain. Then and there the child Independence was born.
Stran 118 - Niagara; and having taken that, to Frontenac, if the season will allow time; and I suppose it will, for Duquesne can hardly detain me above three or four days; and then I see nothing that can obstruct my march to Niagara.
Stran 76 - As to the summons you send me to retire, I do not think myself obliged to obey it. Whatever may be your instructions, I am here by virtue of the orders of my general; and I entreat you, sir, not to doubt one moment but that I am determined to conform myself to them with all the exactness and resolution which can be expected from the best officer." . . . "I made it my particular care,
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