Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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This beautiful ballad was written by Thomas Paine, the author of " The Age of Reason," and published in the Pennsylvania Maga­zine of July, 1775, while he was editor of that periodical. He composed and published many songs and elegies during his connec­tion with the Magazine. Among them " The Death of Wolfe, on the plains of Abraham," is uncommonly pathetic and graceful.
In a chariot of light from the regions of day,
The Goddess of Liberty came ; Ten thousand celestials directed the way.
And hither conducted the dame. A fair budding branch from the gardens above,
Where millions with millions a^ree, She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love,
And the plant she named Liberty Tree.2

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