THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS:A HISTORICAL TALE OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF VERMONT

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Σελίδα 43 - DUKE'S PALACE. [Enter DUKE, CURIO, LORDS; MUSICIANS attending.] DUKE. If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die.— That strain again;— it had a dying fall; O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour.— Enough; no more; 'Tis not so sweet now as it was before.
Σελίδα 195 - ... who was striding toward him several yards in advance of his men. It was an instant on which hung the fate of the hero of the Green Mountains and, probably, also the destinies of Ticonderoga. But the gun missed fire. The life of the daring leader was safe and the garrison slept on, unalarmed and unconscious of their danger. Leaping forward like the bounding tiger on his victim, Allen followed up the retreating soldier so hotly that, with all the speed which fear could lend him, he could scarcely...
Σελίδα 34 - AY me ! what perils do environ The man that meddles with cold iron ! What plaguy mischiefs and mishaps Do dog him still with after-claps...
Σελίδα 183 - Phelps then proceeded to give an account of the manner he had effected his discoveries at the fort without exciting the suspicions of the garrison relative to the object of his visit ; how, in the assumed character of a green country bumpkin, he made it his ostensible errand to see a war cannon, and also the strange man that shaved other men, called a barber ; how the soldiers laughed at his pretended ignorance, and the officers, coming to see the green Yankee, amused themselves by questioning him...
Σελίδα 195 - Allen, who was striding towards him, several yards in advance of his men. It was an instant on which hung the fate of the hero of the Green Mountains and, probably, also the destinies of Ticonderoga. But the gun missed fire. The life of the daring leader was safe, and the garrison slept on, unalarmed, and unconscious of their danger. Leaping forward like the bounding tiger on his victim, Allen followed up the retreating soldier so hotly that, with all the speed which fear could lend him, he could...
Σελίδα 197 - ... compliment thus conveyed, "you need not mourn much lost glory in this affair. Why, the stupid devils did not give us fight enough to whet our appetites for breakfast ! But never mind, Charles, there is more business yet to be done ; Crown Point and Major Skene's stone castle must both be ours tonight. The taking of the first shall be yours to perform. And after breakfast and a few bumpers in honor of our victory, we will dispatch you for that purpose, with a corps of your own selection.
Σελίδα 182 - ... No, the men are at hand. We did think to find a spot to halt and dine here, but as I see neither place nor water, we must on till we find them. How soon shall we meet with such a place ? " " Let me see, as the blind man said. Oh ! there is a cute little beauty of a brook, with smooth banks, that's just your sorts, not half a mile ahead.
Σελίδα 190 - Gosh all fire-lock!" exclaimed the black, whose opinion of his own importance was greatly raised by being addressed as Captain : " You tink I row my boat all de way op dar in de dark jest for 'commodate you? No! see you all dam fus! " " Now you are too bad, Captain ; but you won't damn our jug of old Jamaica, that we intended to offer you for carrying us up there, will you? " said the other, taking a jug from under his coat and swinging it over his head, so that the black, whose...
Σελίδα 176 - ... have seen him bite off the heads of board nails by dozens, — seize by his teeth, and throw over his head, bags containing each a bushel of salt, as fast as two men could bring them round to him, — grasp two opponents who had beset him, one in each hand, and lifting them clear of the ground, hold them out at arms length, and beat them together till they cried for mercy, — engage alone with a York sheriff and his posse of six common men, rout the whole, and leave them sprawling on the ground...

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