They continued their hostilities in this manner until the fifteenth of April
, 1777, when they attacked Boonsborough with a party of above one hundred in number, killed one man, and wounded four--Their loss in this attack was not certainly known to us.
It was a calm, sweet April
night; there were no sounds but a few low notes of a nightingale, and nothing moved but the white clouds near the moon and a brown owl that flitted over the hedge.
Such a man, to quit the tranquillity and independence of his own fireside, and on the evening of a cold sleety April
day rush out again into the world
Very early in April
, and tolerably early in the day, the two parties from Hanover Square and Berkeley Street set out from their respective homes, to meet, by appointment, on the road.
For a few days, I said, he seemed regardless of the puny successor to the departed: that coldness melted as fast as snow in April
, and ere the tiny thing could stammer a word or totter a step it wielded a despot's sceptre in his heart.
It seems to me, at this hour, that I have never seen such sunlight as on those bright April
afternoons; that I have never seen such a sunny little figure as I used to see, sitting in the doorway of the old boat; that I have never beheld such sky, such water, such glorified ships sailing away into golden air.
The whole scene starts out again in the vivid colours of the moment, down to the drops of April
rain on the windows of the court, glittering in the rays of April
We arrived in the Downs on the 13th of April
The next day, April
1st, when the Nautilus ascended to the surface some minutes before noon, we sighted land to the west.
One afternoon in April
,1689, Sir Edmund Andros and his favorite councillors, being warm with wine, assembled the red-coats of the Governor's Guard, and made their appearance in the streets of Boston.
About the beginning of April
they encamped upon Godin's River, where they found the swamp full of "musk-rat houses.
I was soon at the entrance of the pensionnat, in a moment I had pulled the bell; in another moment the door was opened, and within appeared a passage paved alternately with black and white marble; the walls were painted in imitation of marble also; and at the far end opened a glass door, through which I saw shrubs and a grass-plat, looking pleasant in the sunshine of the mild spring evening-for it was now the middle of April