The Two Spies: Nathan Hale and John André

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D. Appleton & Company, 1886 - 166 страница
 

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Страница 98 - The Board having maturely considered these facts, do also report to his Excellency General Washington, that Major Andre, Adjutant General to the British army, ought to be considered as a spy from the enemy, and that agreeably to the law and usage of nations, it is their opinion he ought to suffer death.
Страница 30 - With slow tread and still tread, he scans the tented line, And he counts the battery guns by the gaunt and shadowy pine; And his slow tread and still tread gives no warning sign.
Страница 104 - Andre, who, raised by his merit, at an early period of life, to the rank of Adjutant-General of the British forces in America, and, employed in an important but hazardous enterprise, fell a sacrifice to his zeal for his King and Country, on the...
Страница 100 - ... Buoyed above the terror of death, by the consciousness of a life devoted to honorable pursuits, and stained with no action that can give me remorse, I trust that the request I make to your Excellency at this serious period, and which is to soften my last moments, will not be rejected. " Sympathy towards a soldier will surely induce your Excellency and a military tribunal to adapt the mode of my death to the feelings of a man of honor.
Страница 67 - To drive the kine one summer's morn, The tanner took his way ; The calf shall rue that is unborn The jumbling of that day. And Wayne descending steers shall know, And tauntingly deride, And call to mind, in ev'ry low, The tanning of his hide. Yet Bergen cows still ruminate Unconscious in the stall, What mighty means were used to get, And — lose them after all.
Страница 95 - Arnold," said he quietly to one of his officers, " and tell her that though my duty required no means should be neglected to arrest General Arnold, I have great pleasure in acquainting her that he is now safe on board a British vessel.
Страница 87 - Their conduct merits our warmest esteem ; and I beg leave to add, that I think the public will do well to make them a handsome gratuity. They have prevented in all probability our suffering one of the severest strokes, that could have been meditated against us.
Страница 31 - Nor a shadow-trace of gloom; But with calm brow and steady brow, He robes him for the tomb. In the long night, the still night, He kneels upon the sod; And the brutal guards withhold E'en the solemn word of God! In the long night, the still night, He walks where Christ hath trod. 'Neath the blue morn, the sunny morn, He dies upon the tree; And he mourns that he can lose But one life for Liberty; And in the blue morn, the sunny morn.
Страница 28 - Thus, while fond virtue wished in vain to save, Hale, bright and generous, found a hapless grave; With genius' living flame his bosom glowed, And science charmed him to her sweet abode ; In worth's fair path his feet adventured far, The pride of peace, the rising grace of war.
Страница 100 - Let me hope, Sir, that if aught in my character impresses you with esteem towards me, if aught in my misfortunes marks me as the victim of policy and not of resentment, I shall experience the operation of these feelings in your breast, by being informed that I am not to die on a gibbet.

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