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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;