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1871 edition. Excerpt: ... don't know enything 'bout Moses, and
them old characters, but I know 'bout Gineral Washington, cause I
fought under him, when he was kernel; yes, I go jn for the old
horse that never balked at the steepest hill, but allus pulled,
whether the load went, or whether other horses pulled or not." "
Yes, my old friend, the heart of the country rests safely on
Washington." " Then, parson, he's a prayin' man. Isaac Murch told
me that; he said, that winter at Yalley Forge, when the soldiers
were barefoot, and suffered so much, there was an, hour at noon
when he couldn't be seen; if an express came, he wouldn't be
disturbed; it was allers thought and said among the men, that he
was at prayer. I allers thought them are the sort of men to
foller." " Certainly; because in following them we may hope for the
aid of Him by whom they are guided." " There's a great many in this
place, parson, if you allow that there's any good thing in an
Englishman, cry out, ' Tory' I" " That's too much the case, I
know." " I don't want to swaller an Englishman whole. I know they
press our seamen, and are overbear-in'; but, then, they press their
own likewise, take a man from his own doorstep; but 'tain't the
people, it's the government, does that. They say this new man
that's come up--What's his name? " " Bonaparte." " That he's goin'
to lick the English into shoestrings." " Then he'll do what has not
been done for the last two hundred years." " I tell you it ain't in
'em; parson; it ain't in the men that live on frogs and soup to
lick the men that eat beef and pork, I don't care who they're led
by. When I was payin' for my place, I follered the sea a good deal.
I have been in English ports and French ports; fought side by side
with Englishmen, and aginst Frenchmen; and I don't...
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