Wikipedia has a good article on Caesar Rodney, along with a link to a traditional poem about his ride.http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Transwiki:Caesar_Rodney%27s_RideThe last 3 stanzas are so exciting (imagine them in the voice of Branaugh as King Harry/ Crispin speech of course) :"The Congress is met; the debate's begun,And Liberty lags for the vote of oneWhen into the hall, not a moment late,Walks Caesar Rodney, the delegate.Not a moment late! and that half day's rideForwards the world with a mighty stride;For the act was passed; ere the midnight strokeO'er the Quaker City its echoes woke.At Tyranny's feet was the gauntlet flung;"We are free!" all the bells through the colonies rung,And the sons of the free may recall with pride,The day of Delegate Rodney's ride."Woot! C.R. is Da Man!Julie Z.
I am so grateful to you for the information and the link.
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