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The Age of Reason (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)


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Publisher:Barnes & Noble, 2006



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Massachusetts wild, and Colonel Washington of Virginia was preparing to raise a regiment to aid the old Bay State. At first Paine settled in the Quaker City, obtaining literary work in Pennsylvania with Mr. A itkin, a bookseller, but his pen was soon to find more stirring employ. The Tory Government of poor mad George III. believed, or professed to believe, that with a regiment of the Guards it would be easy to sweep New England. General Gage, who commanded at Boston, was soon undeceived. In A pril, 1775, he determined to destroy some colonial military stores in magazine at Concord, a few miles from the metropolis of Massachusetts. The British regulars in gay uniforms marched out to merry tunes, contempt for the colonists pervading officers and men. But at Lexington Green these drilled soldiers, hired servants of a bad Government, fired on the local yeomanry, and the fire came back. Each farm sent its minute men, each ditch was a rifle pit, each hedge held a skirmisher. King George stroops were checked, the colonists they sneered at drove them back. America was awakening; the Lexington skirmish, the shameful march back, now at last a very race for life, and the King sgeneral, Gage, is besieged by the rough farm men who were till now King George ssubjects, and even now they hai dly dream of being anything else.
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