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Thomas Paine.  The American Crisis.  Philadelphia, Styner and Cist, 1776-77.

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Numbers 1-3: December 19, 1776, January 13, 1777, April 19, 1777. Number 1 of this series is of particular historical interest, for it was written during Washington's retreat across the Delaware and by his order was read to his dispirited and suffering soldiers. The opening sentence was adopted as the watchword of the movement to Trenton: "These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."


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