The Life of John Paterson: Major-general in the Revolutionary Army

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1898 - 488 páginas
 

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Página 410 - Mind the Mortality of My body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will...
Página 445 - Be proud! for she is saved, and all have helped to save her! She that lifts up the manhood of the poor, She of the open soul and open door, With room about her hearth for all mankind!
Página 410 - Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form...
Página 294 - Had this day been wanting, the world had never seen the last stage of perfection to which human nature is capable of attaining.
Página 147 - If I were an American as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms — never, never, never!
Página 292 - Can you then consent to be the only sufferers by this Revolution, and, retiring from the field, grow old in poverty, wretchedness, and contempt? Can you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity which has hitherto been spent in honor...
Página 445 - From her bold front the helm she doth unbind, Sends all her handmaid armies back to spin, And bids her navies, that so lately hurled Their crashing battle, hold their thunders in, Swimming like birds of calm along the unharmful shore.
Página 301 - For, happy, thrice happy, shall they be pronounced hereafter, who have contributed anything, who have performed the meanest office, in erecting this stupendous fabric of freedom and empire on the broad basis of independency ; who have assisted in protecting the rights of human nature, and establishing an asylum for the poor and oppressed of all nations and religions.
Página 410 - God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried In decent christian burial at the discretion of my executors. Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God.
Página 275 - I cannot avoid apprehending that a train of evils will follow, of a very serious and distressing nature. * * * * " I wish not to heighten the shades of the picture so far as the reality would justify me in doing it.

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