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"Lord North's Recantation" was written by "a gentlemen of Chester," England, and first appeared in the London Evening Post. The appendix to the " Political Duenna" contains it, as do many of the newspapers published in 1779.
LORD NORTH'S RECANTATION.
When North first began,
With his taxation plan, The Colonies all to supplant;
To Britain's true cause,
And her libert}^ laws, 0, how did he scorn to recant.
Oh ! how did he boast, Of his pow'r and his host,