Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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1774.
Many urgent appeals to the people of the different colonies were made after the destruction of the tea at Boston, calling upon them to abstain from the use of all imported commodities, and to confine themselves to the fragrant herbs and other productions of their own fields and forests. The following poetical one was written by a young lady, of whom all that is known is, that she was " a native of Virginia, endowed with all the graces of a cultivated mind, plea­sant external qualities, and a model of patriotism worthy the emula­tion of many more conspicuous."
VIRGINIA BANISHING TEA.
Begone, pernicious, baneful tea, With all Pandora's ills possessed,
Hyson, no more beguiled by thee1 My noble sous shall be oppressed.






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