Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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This song appeared in the Connecticut Gazette, while the British troops held possession of Boston. It was afterwards published in a ballad-sheet, and recently reproduced in Buckingham's Memoirs, its sentiment being a sufficient apology for the defects of the poetry.
Smile, Massachusetts, smile,
Thy virtue still outbraves
The frowns of Britain's isle,
And rage of home-born slaves. Thy free-born sons disdain their ease, When purchased by their liberties.
Thy genius, once the pride Of Britain's ancient isle,

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