the 18th of April

the 18th of April




Today I'd like to pay homage to Longfellow. My favorite poem is Paul Revere's Ride. The first stanza" On the 18th of April in 75 - hardly a man is now alive who remembers that famous day and year". We remember Paul, thanks to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow! Let this call to patriotism be alive in all of us.


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One if by land, and two if by sea...


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And I on the opposite shore will be
Ready to ride and spread the alarm


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You know the rest. In the books you have read,
How the British Regulars fired and fled,
How the farmers gave them ball for ball,
From behind each fence and farmyard-wall,
Chasing the red-coats down the lane,
Then crossing the fields to emerge again
Under the trees at the turn of the road,
And only pausing to fire and load.


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Paul Revers Ride!




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Very cold and nasty weather for this year's Patriot's Day re-enactment on Lexington (MA) green.

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So glad to see that there are some fans of Longfellow here. I can recite most of the poem without problems. I would like to attend the Lexington festivities someday. And you are correct about the weather. The film of the marathon looked positively miserable. I did get a chance to visit the Longfellow House in Portland, Me last year. Recommend a visit if you visit Portland.