Janice Meredith: A Story of the American Revolution, Količina 2

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Dodd, Mead & Company, 1899 - 536 strani

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Stran 58 - I can assure those gentlemen, that it is a much easier and less distressing thing to draw remonstrances in a comfortable room by a good fireside, than to occupy a cold, bleak hill, and sleep under frost and snow, without clothes or blankets.
Stran 58 - ... were made of stocks or stones, and equally insensible of frost and snow ; and moreover, as if they conceived it easily practicable for an inferior army, under the disadvantages I have described ours to be, which are by no means exaggerated, to confine a superior one, in all respects well appointed and provided for a winter's campaign, within the city of Philadelphia, and to cover from depredation and waste the States of Pennsylvania and Jersey.
Stran 110 - Why, soldiers, why Should we be melancholy, boys! Why, soldiers, why? Whose business 'tis to die?
Stran 58 - It is for these reasons, therefore, that I have dwelt upon the subject; and it adds not a little to my other difficulties and distress to find that much more is expected of me than is possible to be performed, and that upon the ground of safety and policy I am obliged to conceal the true state of the army from public view, and thereby expose myself to detraction and calumny.
Stran 58 - Will be reprefented a Comedy CALLED THE Conftant Couple. To WHICH WILL BE ADDED, DUKE AND NO DUKE. The CHARACTERS by the OFFICERS of the ARMY and NAVY. TICKETS to be had at the Printer's: at the Coffee-houfe in Marketfliret: and at the Pennfi Ivania Farmer, near the New-Market, and no where elfe.
Stran 101 - Rose, in his habit of ceremony, attended by his trumpets, entered the saloon, and proclaimed the King's health, the Queen, and royal family, the army and navy, with their respective commanders, the knights and their ladies, the ladies in general: each of these toasts was followed by a flourish of music. After supper we returned to the ball-room, and continued to dance till four o'clock.
Stran 58 - Gentlemen are earneftly requefted not to attempt to bribe the Door-keepers. . NB Places for the Boxes to be taken at the Office of the Theatre in Front-ftreet, between the Hours of Nine and Two o'clock: After which Time, the Box-keeper will not attend. Ladies or Gentlemen, who would have Places kept for them, are...
Stran 224 - Washington's aids, solicitous for his safety, said to his Excellency, " Sir, you are too much exposed here, had you not better step a little back ?" " Colonel Cobb," replied his Excellency, " if you are afraid, you have liberty to step back.
Stran 272 - ... you need not fear that the new tie will efface the old one. We have ended the mother country's rule of us, but 't is probable her children will never cease to feel affection for the one who gave them being; and so you will find it with Miss...
Stran 158 - I am of the opinion . . . that any other General in the world than General Howe would have beaten General Washington ; and any other General in the world than General Washington would have beaten General Howe.

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