“Paul Revere's Ride”

A poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, celebrating the ride made on horseback by Paul Revere to warn the American rebels of approaching British troops. It begins with these lines: “Listen, my children, and you shall hear / Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.”

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