Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Eighteenth of April


"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 that remembers that famous day and year." Thus begins the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow commemorating Revere's famous ride into the Massachusetts countryside to warn the area militiamen that British regulars were on the March from Boston in order to capture an arms depot. My Aunt Jane, Granddaddy Ogle's younger sister, was a librarian and taught me to love the poem. I have the copy she gave me years ago as a keepsake.

If you'd like to read the whole thing, I've posted it here.