Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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burgoyne's proclamation.
I can appeal to all your senses,
Your judgments, feelings, tastes and fancies;
Your ears and eyes have heard and seen,
How causeless this revolt has been;
And what a dust your leaders kick up;
In this rebellious civil hickup,
And how, upon this curs'd foundation,
Was rear'd the system of vexation
Over a stubborn generation.
But now inspired with patriot love I come th' oppression to remove; To free you from the heavy clog Of every tyrant demagogue. Who for the most romantic story, Claps into limbo loyal Tory, All hurly burly, hot and hasty, Without a writ to hold him fast by; Nor suffers any living creature, [Led by the dictates of his nature,] To fight in green for Britain's cause, Or aid us to restore her laws; In short, the vilest generation Which in vindictive indignation, 8

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