Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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When proud oppression would subvert the laws, That still a Camden should defend the cause. Nor let's forget the gallant Barre's merit, His Tully's periods and his Cato's spirit; His, too, an honest independent heart, Where fear, nor fraud, nor avarice have part: Or generous Meredith, our worthy friend, The first our injured freedom to defend; Who nobly, not by powerful wrath deterred, Our just remonstrance and complaints preferred.
Proceed, great names ! your mighty influence join, Your country's arts, and policies refine : Assist great Conway, and reform the state; Bid peaceful commerce reassume her seat; Bid British navies whiten ev'ry coast, And British freedom ev'ry country boast. Let us then, emulous of each great name Conspicuous in the ancient page of fame, Resolve, that freedom to our sons be sped, Not worse than when our valiant fathers bled: Emerging glorious from our late distress, Let ev'ry bosom hail returning peace : This day let nought but jocund mirth employ,
Relax each brow, and give a loose to joy.

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