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Ballads of New Jersey in the Revolution

Platt, Charles D.

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ISBN 10: 0804686092 / ISBN 13: 9780804686099
Published by Imprint unknown, 1973
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Title: Ballads of New Jersey in the Revolution

Publisher: Imprint unknown

Publication Date: 1973

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: New ed of 1896 ed.

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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. 1896 Excerpt: ... with the marching salute. Flags waving and pennons a-flutter, each corps Sweeps by in quick time and we here see the fruit Of the Baron's stern lessons; each man marches by Proud to feel the keen glance of his chiefs eagle eye. XVI. What glad acclamations! as cheer after cheer Rings out from that throng who are gathered to see; While those men, once a mark for the jibe and the jeer Of Red-coats and tories, march by gallantly. Among them are men who once shivered with cold On that dread winter night when to Trenton they crossed; At Brandywine others have bled; once enrolled In these ranks were the forms of brave fellows who lost Their lives in the fierce fight of Monmouth--let not Their share in these ringing huzzahs be forgot. q The BANQUET. XVII. 'I VHEN the chiefs and their staffs, and perchance a few more, With the noteworthy guests of the day, mounted horse And away through the village they rode, full three score In the party, prepared, a redoubtable force, To do execution upon the repast That Steuben at his quarters has spread 'neath the trees THE BANQUET. In honor of Monsieur Gerard. Here at last The hospitable Baron puts all at their ease; A well-beloved host was the Baron and none Was more ready to please when his drilling was done. XVIII. And ably assisted was he on this day By the clever young men who long served on his staff; Pierre Duponceau, the young Frenchman so gay, Only nineteen years old, always ready to laugh, Was among them; from France he had come as the scribe Of the Baron; and yet, of the lovers of fun And all the mirth-makers, that jovial tribe Who lighten life's burdens, there surely was none More merry than young Captain Fairlie, whose art Even stirred to light laughter our staid leader's heart. XIX. Nor must I pass over the good ...

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