Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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These verses were composed by Philip Freneau, a native of the city of New York. He was born on the second of January, 1752, and died December 18, 1832. He is celebrated as the most popular poet of the revolution. The greater part of his productions do not come under the class of songs or ballads. This specimen of hia writings was first published in the United States Magazine, and af­terwards, with some alterations and improvements, to suit the more mature judgment of the poet; it appeared in the various editions of his poems.
Oh ! blast this Congress, blast each upstart State, On whose commands ten'thousand warriors wait; From various climes that dire assembly came, True to their trust, yet hostile to my fame. 'Tis these, ah! these have ruin'd half my sway, Disgrac'd my arms, and lead my realm astray.

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