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1775.
This happy production of " Paddy," must have been very popu­lar with " the rebels," as there were four different editions of it pub­lished as broadsides, a short time after its first appearance, in the Pennsylvania Magazine. The version subjoined, was printed in May, 1775, and differs slightly in language from that contained in the periodical.
THE EPISTLE TO THE TROOPS IN BOSTON.
By my faith., but I think ye're all makers of bulls,
With your brains in your breeches, your------ in your
skulls, Get home with your muskets, and put up your swords, And look in your books for the meaning of words. You see now, my honies, how much your mistaken, For Concord by discord' can never be beaten.






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