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 198 - You always told us to remain here, and take care of our lands; it made our hearts glad to hear that was your wish. Our great father, the king, is the head, and you represent him: You always told us you would never draw your foot off British ground.
Page 40 - And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under...
Page 104 - Bat still their spirit walks abroad. Though years Elapse, and others share as dark a doom, They but augment the deep and sweeping thoughts Which overpower all others, and conduct The world at last to freedom...
Page 198 - 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 131 - Quebec, or any where else ; but I would take the whole continent from them, and ask them no favors. Her fleets cannot then rendezvous at Halifax, as now ; and, having no place of resort in the north, cannot infest our coast as they have lately done. It is as easy to conquer them on the land, as their whole navy would conquer ours on the ocean.
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 132 - It is as easy to conquer them on the land, as their whole navy would conquer ours on ' the ocean. We must take the continent from them. I wish never to see a peace till we do. God has given us the power and the means : we are to blame if we do not use them. If we get the continent, she must allow us the freedom of the sea.
Page 197 - 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 on his back by the Americans; and our father took tjiem by the hand without our knowledge ; and we are afraid that our father will do so again at this time.
Page 41 - So the struck eagle, stretch'd upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, View'd his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quiver'd in his heart; Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impell'd the steel ; While the same plumage that had warm'd his nest Drank the last life-drop of his bleeding breast.
Page 197 - 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.

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