"The regulars are coming!" so Paul Revere Cried
Spurring his horse on
His famed midnight ride.*
*That Paul Revere is indelibly remembered today but not two other patriots who rode with him, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott, may be attributed to the proverbial fickle finger of fate. Perhaps, it was due to the enormous popularity of the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who immortalized Revere in his "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere". The poem distorted reality a bit, but firmly entrenched Revere in the narrative of the epic of America's birth.
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