This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 Excerpt: ...the hall, He luckily met With an impudent fall, "Which brought him at last, Two yards on the floor, Which tickled me so, I dreamed no more." ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 Excerpt: ...the hall, He luckily met With an impudent fall, "Which brought him at last, Two yards on the floor, Which tickled me so, I dreamed no more." BURGOYNE'S LAMENTATION. "Ye powers look down and pity my case, For the once great Burgoyne is now in dis-tress. For I am surrounded by a numerous foe, Who, I fear. my whole army will soon overthrow. "Oh, cursed be the villain who did us much hurt, Who carried to England so false a report. For it is commonly reported in fair England, That the sight of a Briton would make Yan-kees run, "That the report of a cannon would make Yankees fly, "Oh, were they as numerous as stars in the sky. To my woful experience I found it was false, For of two, the Yankees are better than us. "They will fight with great valor when in the open field, Take them in the forest, then Britons must yield, For they will shut up one eye, and squint at the gun, And we are surely dead as soon as that's done. We stand no more chance among Yankee paws, Than to fling an old cat into hell without claws." On the arrival of the "courier" with news of the Lexington fight, the minute men of the upper parish quickly gathered at the training field on the main road. The company having been formed, boards were thrown over an ox-cart; from this hastily improvised rostrum, Parson Toppan spoke a few words of patriotism and encouragement, then invoked the Divine blessing upon the gallant baud. Meantime individuals were going from house to house, collecting food and other necessaries. The news came at midnight, and soon after sunrise the company commenced its march; the rations, baggage, etc., being conveyed by two ox-teams. One can imagine the sensation throughout the usually quiet country side. The sorrowful f...Read Less
Very Good. No Dust Jacket. This old book is clean, solid, and in great shape! This is a hardcover book with 344 pages including many illustrations. The binding is strong with all pages firmly attached. The pages are clean with no soiling or tears. The prior owner has signed and placed a book stamp on the second end paper.
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