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BURROWING
YANKEES.
129
Such threats of bravadoes serve only to warm
The true British hearts, you ne'er can alarm ;
The Lion once rous'd, will strike such a terror,
Shall show you, poor fools, your presumption and error.
And the time will soon come when your whole rebel race Will be drove from the lands, nor dare show your face : Here's a health to great George, may he fully determine, To root from the earth all such insolent vermin.
1 Burrowing Yankees. The newspapers, attached to the cause of the patriots, very generally republished this song as " a piece of tory gasconading." Among those, the editor of the "Freeman's Journal" reproduced it, congratulating his readers on having au opportunity to grace "Poet's corner, with an incomparable produc­tion " from a tory paper, at the same time observing, that the genius who wrote it, " must have forgotten the battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill."






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