The annual reminder:
John Copley painted all the bigwigs of revolutionary Boston, including this portrait of the famous horse-mounted alarm before he turned older and grayer.
And as April 18 is the anniversary of Revere’s ride, April 19 is the anniversary of the “shot heard ’round the world.”
Teachers, this is your cue to break out the Longfellow and Emerson and Whitman, and tie them together in the thread that runs from the French and Indian War clearly through the American Civil War, and we might hope, to today. Give the kids some culture to get their mental juices flowing for the tests.
- Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride (theinboxjaunt.com)
- Poetry Month #5: Longfellow (lisasanuma.wordpress.com)
- Philadelphia CF Revere Tapes ‘PRAY for Boston’ to Glove, Makes Spectacular Catches (breitbart.com)