Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution

Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 220,587 / 660 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.1
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 714
Added to site: 2010.10.25 29362
Genre: History

In two parts, including the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Two hundred and forty-three of the sages and heroes are presented in due form, and may others are named incidentally.

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of the reformers--the bloody scenes of persecution and finally placed his readers upon the granite shores of New England, where, for a century, LIBERTY had shed its happy influence upon the sons and daughters of freemen, undisturbed by canons or feuds. "Tyranny has again commenced its desolating course--it must be arrested or we are slaves." This is a mere syllabus of a pamphlet of over forty pages, strong in language, bold in sentiment, and nervous in style.

Mr. Adams became associated with other prominent whigs, Samuel Adams, Quincy, Otis and many kindred spirits, whose influence produced the repeal of the Stamp Act and the removal of Mr. Grenville from the ministry. An apparent but delusive calm ensued on the part of the crown officers. At intervals, a cloven foot would be seen, festering wounds would be irritated and no balm was found to restore them to perfect soundness.

In 1766 Mr. Adams removed to Boston where his talents became so strongly developed that the king's gove

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