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"THE JERSEYS. 157
Loud thunder roll'd through Heaven's domain, The ethereal world was wrapt in flame,
The god amazed spoke : Go forth, ye powers, and make it known, Who dares thus boldly shake my throne,
And fill my realms with smoke.
The gods, obsequious to his word, Sprang swiftly forth t' obey their lord,
And saw two hosts away; The one, great Washington, was thine; The other, Howe's disordered line,
In sorrow and dismay.
Appall'd they view'd Columbia's sons, Deal death and slaughter from their guns,
And strike a dreadful blow, Which made ill-fated British slaves, On distant shores to find their graves,
And sink to shades below.
Amaz'd they tell of battles won, That Britain's ruin'd; Washington Alone triumphant rode;