Family Records: Containing Memoirs of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K. B., Lieutenant E. W. Tupper, R. N., and Colonel William De Vic Tupper, with Notices of Major-General Tupper and Lieut. C. Tupper, R. N.; to which are Added the Life of Te-cum-seh, a Memoir of Colonel Havilland Le Mésurier, &c. &c. &c

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S. Barbet, 1835 - 218 pages
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Page 42 - And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under...
Page 199 - Father, listen to your children ! you have them now all before you. " The war before this, our British father gave the hatchet to his red children, when our old chiefs were alive. They are now dead. In that war our father was thrown...
Page 9 - Had I any doubt of eventual success, I might ask your assistance — but I do not. I come prepared for every contingency. I have a force which will look down all opposition, and that force is but the vanguard of a much greater.
Page 43 - Twas thine own genius gave the final blow, And helped to plant the wound that laid thee low : So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart, And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart ; Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impelled the steel ; While the same plumage that had warmed his nest Drank the last life-drop of his bleeding breast.
Page 200 - Father, listen! The Americans have not yet defeated us by land. Neither are we sure that they have done so by water. We therefore wish to remain here, and fight our enemy, should they make their appearance. If they defeat us, we will then retreat with our father.
Page 200 - Our ships have gone one way, and we are much astonished to see our father tying up every thing and preparing to run away the other, without letting his red children know what his intentions are. You always told us to remain here, and take care of our lauds ; it made our hearts glad to hear that was your wish.
Page 199 - The summer before last, when I came forward with my red brethren, and was ready to take up the hatchet in favor of our British father, we were told not to be in a hurry, — that he had not yet determined to fight the Americans.
Page 110 - ... shout, in their places. The Americans, exhausted of their ammunition, now sunk sullenly back, a few hurling stones at their foes, in desperate indignation. The cannon of the British had been brought to enfilade their short breastwork, which was no longer tenable; and as the columns approached closer to the low rampart, it became a mutual protection to the adverse parties. " Hurrah ! for the Royal Irish ! " again shouted M'Fuse, rushing up the trifling ascent, which was but of little more than...
Page 154 - His body was solemnly exposed in the midst of the plain, under a silken pavilion, and the chosen squadrons of the Huns, wheeling round in measured evolutions, chanted a funeral song to the memory of a hero glorious in his life, invincible in his death, the father of his people, the scourge of his enemies, and the terror of the world.
Page 167 - ... we can raise them, they may strengthen Canada and Halifax beyond the assailment of our lax and divided powers. Perhaps, however, the patriotic efforts from Kentucky and Ohio, by recalling the British force to its upper posts, may yet give time to Dearborne to strike a blow below.

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