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The defiance and devotion expressed in these verses, are an excellent illustration of the spirit of the times, in which they were written. The author, Dr. Jonathan Mitchell Sewall,1 of New Hampshire, composed many poems and patriotic songs. His ode of War and Washington is familiar to every one.
Come all you brave soldiers, both valiant and free, It's for Independence we all now agree; Let us gird on our swords, and prepare to defend, Our liberty, property, ourselves and our friends.