Midnight Ride Paul Revere Main Academy Class
|Paul Revere or Carpenters Hall Main Academy Class
Taught by Rita Verroca
email: email@example.comThe Midnight Ride of Paul Revere!In the spring of 1775 most of the Massachusetts Patriot leaders had taken refuge in outlying communities, fearing arrests by British officials. Paul Revere, a blacksmith and maker of false teeth was a trusted courier and stayed in the city to keep an eye on the soldiers stationed in the city. In mid April he became suspicious about British activities and agreed to arrange for placement of signal lanterns in the belfry of Old North Church, where they could have been easily seen across the Charles River. Arriving in Charlestown after crossing the river with cloth muffled oars he eagerly awaited the signal: One if by land, two if by sea, announcing the route of advancing British troops. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow describes the scene in his poem,Paul Revere’s Ride:
And lo! As he looks, on the belfry’s height A glimmer, and then a gleam of light!
He springs to the saddle, the bridle he turns,But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight A second lamp in the belfry burns. And so begins Paul Revere’s legendary daring ride to Lexington that is now part of American history in the struggle for independence.
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