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Paul Revere's Ride (The Landlord's Tale)

Rating: 3.2

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;
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Ray Burleigh 25 October 2020

This is a fine poem. Here he avoids the clique of much of his word and the mockery of obvious rime. He is not Blake, Yeats, or Machado but he is worth our praise.

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Sj Holland 04 July 2013

I had to read this favorite poem today, on Independence Day here is the US. I remember it from childhood, and I always loved the first stanza. Happy 4th to fellow Americans!

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