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" You always told us that you would never draw your foot off British ground; but now, Father, we see you are drawing back, and we are sorry to see our father doing so without seeing the enemy. We must compare our father's conduct to a fat animal that carries... "
The History of the War, Between the United States and Great-Britain, which ... - Page 229
1815 - 402 pages
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A Collection of American Epitaphs and Inscriptions, with ..., Volume 5

Timothy Alden - Epitaphs - 1814 - 306 pages
...always told us that you would never draw your foot off the British ground ; but now, father, we see you drawing back, and we are sorry to see our father doing...carries its tail Upon its back ; but when affrighted it drops it between its legs and runs off. " Father, listen. The Americans have not yet defeated us...
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A History of the United States Before the Revolution: With Some Account of ...

Ezekiel Sanford - Indians - 1819 - 590 pages
...expressing his 'astonishment to see him tying up every tiling' for a departure, and comparing him ' to a fat animal, that carries its tail upon its back ; but, when affrighted, drops it between its legs and runs off,'— he finally tells him, that, if he will leave the Indians...
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Official Letters of the Military and Naval Officers of the United States ...

John Brannan - United States - 1823 - 522 pages
...represent him. You always told 'is, that you would never draw your foot off British ground ; but now, father, we see you are drawing back, and we are sorry...carries its tail upon its back, but when affrighted, it drops it between its legs, and runs off. Listen Father! — The Americans have not yet defeated...
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Official Letters of the Military and Naval Officers of the United States ...

John Brannan - United States - 1823 - 520 pages
...represent him. You always told us, that you would never draw your foot off British ground ; but now, father, we see you are drawing back, and we are sorry...carries its tail upon its back, but when affrighted, it drops it between its legs, and run* off. Listen Father! — The Americans have not yet defeated...
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Official Letters of the Military and Naval Officers of the United States ...

John Brannan - United States - 1823 - 510 pages
...represent him. You always told us, that you would never draw your foot off British ground ; but now, father, we see you are drawing back, and we are sorry...carries its tail upon its back, but when affrighted, it drops it between its legs, and rung off. Listen Father! — The Americans have not yet defeated...
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Official Letters of the Military and Naval Officers of the United States ...

John Brannan - Ontario - 1823 - 522 pages
...represent him. You always told us, that you would never draw your foot off British ground ; but now, father, we see you are drawing back, and we are sorry...father doing so, without seeing the enemy. We must comparę our father's conduct to a fat animal, that carries its tail upon its back, but when affrighted,...
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Civil and Military History of Andrew Jackson, Late Major-General in the Army ...

Samuel Putnam Waldo, An American officer - Military history - 1825 - 372 pages
...you represent him. You always told us you would never draw your foot off British ground ; but now, father, we see you are drawing back, and we are sorry...compare our father's conduct to a fat animal that * During the siege of Fort Meigs, the troops covered themselves from the enemy's fire, by throwing...
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Travels in the Central Portions of the Mississippi Valley: Comprising ...

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft - America - 1825 - 510 pages
...and preparing to run away the other, without letting his red children know what his intentions are. We must compare our father's conduct to a fat animal,...carries its tail upon its back, but when affrighted, drops it between its legs, and runs off I " The Americans have not yet defeated us by land ; neither...
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A History of the Political and Military Events of the Late War Between the ...

Samuel Perkins - Canada History War of 1812 - 1825 - 532 pages
...British ground ; but now, father, we see you ar.e drawing back without seeing * Commodore Barclay. the enemy. We must compare our father's conduct to a fat animal, that carries his tail on his back, but when affrighted drops it between its legs and runs off. " Listen, father!...
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History of Philip's War, Commonly Called the Great Indian War, of 1675 and ...

Benjamin Church, Thomas Church - America - 1827 - 384 pages
...us you never could draw your foot off British ground ; but now, father, we see you are drawing back without seeing the enemy. We must compare our father's conduct to a fat animal, that carries his tail on his back, but when affrighted, drops it between its legs and runs off." This though a few...
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