Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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liberty's call.
" I will them guide, ye reverend sires Go to your tombs in peace; The rage of proud usurping men, Your sons shall yet repress.
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Hold up your heads, ye weeping fair Their swords are on their thighs;
Smile yet again, ye lovely babes ! Their banner's in the skies.
" I come, I come, to join your train; Heaven's ministers I see ; Farewell, my friends, be not afraid ! Be virtuous and be free ! "
Heaven's portals opened as she soared,
And angels thence did come; With heavenly songs and golden harps,
The Goddess welcomed home.
Eccentric John Mason. This gentleman was a native of Mary­land. In early life he went to Philadelphia, where little was known of him, until he commenced work at the office of Dunlap's Pennsyl­vania Packet, a paper strenuously devoted to the cause of liberty. During the earlier part of the Revolution, Mason was accustomed, privately, to print and circulate squibs, pasquinades and epigrams,






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