The Life of George Washington, Količina 3
Cosimo, Inc., 1. avg. 2005 - 412 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 III covers the arrival of supporting troops from Europe in the midst of the Revolution, Washington's appeals to the colonial governments for financial assistance, and the expansion of the war into the Southern states.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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Stran 74 - 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. However, although they seem to have little feeling for the naked and distressed soldiers, I feel superabundantly for them, and, from my soul, I pity those miseries, which it is neither in my power to relieve or prevent.
Stran 78 - Sir, a letter which I received last night contained the following paragraph. "In a letter from General Conway to General Gates, he says, heaven has been determined to save your country, or a weak general and bad counsellors would have ruined it.
Stran 261 - In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travellers walked through byways. 7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.
Stran 34 - The fortune of war, General Gates, has made me your prisoner," to which the conqueror, returning a courtly salute, promptly replied, "I shall always be ready to bear testimony, that it has not been through any fault of your excellency.
Stran 330 - you have kept me waiting at the head of the stairs these ten minutes. I must tell you, sir, you treat me with disrespect." I replied, without petulancy, but with decision, " I am not conscious of it, sir ; but since you have thought it necessary to tell me so, we part.
Stran 237 - I see no reasonable grounds to doubt. If we fail for want of proper exertions in any of the governments, I trust the responsibility will fall where it ought, and that I shall stand justified to Congress, to my country, and to the world.
Stran 73 - ... 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...
Stran 48 - ... of a people for their liberty, and contrasting it with that in which the chivalrous youth by his bedside was engaged — "I die," added he bitterly, "the victim of my ambition and of the avarice of my sovereign.
Stran 73 - ... houses on the same account), we have, by a field return this day made, no less than two thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight men now in camp unfit for duty because they are barefoot and otherwise naked. By the same return it appears that our whole strength in continental troops, including the Eastern brigades which have joined us since the surrender of General Burgoyne, exclusive of the Maryland troops sent to Wilmington, amounts to no more than eight thousand two hundred in camp fit for duty;...
Stran 28 - General leaser's funeral), readily undertook to accompany her; and with one female servant, and the major's valet de chambre who had a ball, which he had received in the late action, then in his shoulder), she rowed down the river to meet the enemy.
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