Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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58                                         A NEW SONG.
Captains ! once more hoist your streamers, Spread your sails, and plough the wave;
Tell your masters they were dreamers, When they thought to cheat the brave.
1 Ere tlve deathless deed be done. During the operations of the savages, on board the tea-ships, a watch was stationed to prevent embezzlement, and not a single ounce of the commodity was suf≠fered to be purloined by the populace. One or two persons being detected, in endeavoring to pocket a small quantity, were " stripped of their acquisitions and very roughly handled. Although a con≠siderable quantity of merchandise, of different kinds, remained on board the vessels, no injury was sustained. Such attention to private property was observed, that a small padlock, belonging to the cap≠tain of one of the ships, being broke, another was procured and sent to him." Freeman's Journal.
A Lady's adieu to her tea-table, published a short time after the destruction of the tea at Boston.
Farewell the tea-hoard, with its gaudy equipage
Of cups and saucers, cream bucket, sugar tongs,
The pretty tea chest also, lately stored
With Ilyson, Congo, and best double fine.
Full many a joyous moment I've sat by ye,
Hearing the girls tattle, the old maids talk scandal.
And the spruce coxcomb laugh atómay-beónothing.
No more shall I dish out the once loved liquor,
Though now detestable,
Because I'm taught, and believe it true,
Its use will fasten slavish chains upon my country.
For Liberty's the goodess I would choose
To reign triumphant in America.






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