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This ballad first appeared in Fowle's Gazette, o»the twenty-second of July, 1774, but soon after was adapted to a sacred air, and published in a broadside. It has been attributed to Meshech Weare, who was president of the State of New Hampshire in 1776. He was born in 1714, graduated at Harvard College in 1735, and passing through the highest offices of the State in which he lived, died at Hampton Falls, in the early part of 1786.
Rouse every generous thoughtful mind.
The rising danger flee, If you would lasting freedom find,
Now then abandon tea.