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This poetical " army return " was first published in the " Iris," (June, 1841,) from the original MS. in the possession of Gkorge H. Moore, one of the editors of that periodical. It is a resume of the losses of the British army during the northern campaign which terminated at Saratoga, and, as will be noticed by the reader, gives the results in round numbers.
BURGOYNE'S OVERTHROW AT SARATOGA.
Here followeth the direful fate
Of Burgoyne and his army great,
Who so proudly did display
The terrors of despotic sway.
His power, and pride, and many threats,
Have been brought low by fort'nate Gates,
To bend to the United States.