The Spur of Monmouth

The Spur of Monmouth

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...the memory of that scene, or quite forgot the feeling of that moment, in the later days of the war or the honorable occupations following it. And did Gilbert Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, when his fearful alternative prophecy had been proved sooth--when a whole nation not only forgot prayer but denied God, and throned a courtesan as the Goddess of Reason and the proper rulingpower of the universe? CHAPTER XXV. THE BRITISH WINTER IN PHILADELPHIA. Occas1onal glimpses have already been caught, in historical and other recitals, of the British in Philadelphia, during that single winter which they were permitted to spend in the Quaker City, in contradistinction to the long period which, as is well known, they more or less enjoyed in the city of New York. But any picture of the time and the events distinguishing it must remain signally incomplete, without some attempt at bringing the incidents of that winter in the city on the Delaware more closely to the attention of the reader--the personal relations of men of that day being again materially depended upon, though the pen of the historian and the pencil of the illustrator have done more to preserve the salient features of that occupation than almost any other period of the Revolution. Beyond a doubt, before the entry into Philadelphia, the British officers, of whom a large proportion are always connected with the nobility or the gentry, the army at that time supplying rather an exemplification of the rule than an exception to it, --had begun to be somewhat sickened of the long campaign "among the savages," as many of them designated the employment in America. They had enjoyed what might be called the "run"of the one large city of New York, as already shown, for a long period; but more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654224X
  • 9781236542243