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1776.
Numerous songs, odes, epigrams and pasquinades, commemora­ting this battle, appeared during the war. We have several loyal productions upon this subject; but they are too profane and corrupt for publication at the present time. The author of the one subjoined is unknown. The Earl Dorset's lyric " Fire of Love," which was very popular at the period of the Kevoluti n, is, probably, the song upon which this was modelled.
BATTLE OF TRENTON.1
On Christmas day in seventy-six, Our ragged troops with bayonets fix'd,
For Trenton marched away. The Delaware see ! the boats below ! The light obscured by hail and snow!
But no signs of dismay.






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