Diana Gabaldon’s daily lines: Brianna and Roger remember Paul Revere

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Diana Gabaldon shared a snippet of a previous novel in the Outlander series, focusing on Paul Revere on a very timely day.

April 18, Paul Revere set forth to warn the locals of the impending British invasion. History has warped the amount that Revere did, which Adam Ruins Everything Presents Reanimated History has corrected, but that doesn’t stop him being remembered in poem. Diana Gabaldon has covered this story in “A Breath of Snow and Ashes,” and used a snippet to remind everyone of the fateful day.

It was April 18, 1775. A war was brewing between the Patriots and the Crown, as the Colonies started to revolt against Britain. While there are historical inaccuracies now in the story, it’s still a part of American history that marks the start of the American Revolutionary War. We’ll see the start of the Colonies getting restless and fed up with the British authorities in Outlander Season 4, but now is a time to look back over the Gabaldon daily lines.

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While not a spoiler from an upcoming book, this is a spoiler for those who are only up to the period of the series. It’s from the sixth book in the series, as Brianna and Roger remember Paul Revere and the midnight ride. Brianna recites the poem that has immortalized Revere in history, sharing the events as he and his fellow Patriots attempted to warn everyone the “Regulars are coming.”

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It’s a poem that the majority of people in the States will learn. Even some in Canada and other parts of the world learn the poem or hear it. This is your chance to read the majority of it and imagine Brianna telling it on that fateful night.

You can read the full passage, without needing to know too much about the previous parts of the story. There is a section at the very end that links to events that will happen in Outlander Season 4.

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What do you think of Gabaldon’s daily lines? Did you hope for something from her new novel this weekend? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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