Paul Revere House

Paul Revere House Poems

Stock #: 42821
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
Publisher: Tichnor Bros Inc.
Size: 3.25" x 5.25" (9 x 14 cm)

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(In Part) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, "If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,- One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm." 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 redcoats 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. So through the night went his cry of alarm To every Middlesex village and farm,- A cry of defiance, and notof fear, a voice in the darkness, a knock at the door, And a word that shall echo for evermore! The oldest house in the city of Boston, built in 1660, and purchased by Paul Revere in 1770, where he resided until 1800. The immense fireplaces, the ancient wall paper, and many other treasures from the colonial period make it a most interesting house to visit.
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