Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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THE TRIP TO CAMBRIDGE. 1775.
Notwithstanding the prominent position in which General "Wash­ington was placed at the head of an undisciplined army, and the effect which that position produced upon the minds of the well regu­lated and disdainful royal troops, he was the subject of a very few ludicrous ballads. The ministerial writers generally burlesqued the great common interests of the people, in their productions, or com­prehended the whole race of patriots as one rebel collection.
TRIP TO CAMBRIDGE.
When Congress sent great Washington ' All clothed in power and breeches,
To meet old Britain's warlike sons And make some rebel speeches;






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