Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Paul Revere’s Ride

June 8th, 2011

As I have been spending a significant amount of time within ear-shot of Paul Revere’s ride, I can only wonder if he were here in the modern day and a cause were to exist to warrant such a ride, of what would Mr. Revere warn us? For any such possible cause, I would lean towards the People’s need to be warned of the invading army of fascists who attempt to appease one another by quashing the lawful Rights of others.


The Midnight Ride in Revere's Own Words

Longfellow's Poem

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.