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32
THE GENTLE SHEPHERD.
istry were carted through the principal places in the Colonies, to conspicuous situations, and there burned. The people could not de­grade such " perverters of the public weal" sufficiently. Epigrams, pasquinades and scurrilous verses appeared at every corner in " flaming capitals," and Britain's dishonor was published from the pulpit. The following appeared, suspended upon Liberty Tree, during Grenville's official career:
"Pitt, the supporter of Liberty and the terror of tyrants."
" To Bute and Grenville, mark the event, Both heaven and earth are foes; While curses on each wretch are sent By every wind that blows."
God save the King.






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