Definition of Paul Revere's Ride from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Paul Revere's Ride

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a poem (1861) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It was about the ride of Paul Revere to warn Americans that British soldiers were coming. The poem helped make the ride one of the best-known events in American history. see also Old North Church
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,Through all our history, to the last,In the hour of darkness and peril and need,The people will waken and listen to hearThe hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,And the midnight message of Paul Revere.