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This is one of the best convivial songs produced during the war. Its authorship has been attributed to Henry Archer,1 a native of England, who emigrated to America in 1778, and embraced the cause of the Colonists.
Hence with the lover who sighs o'er his wine,
Cloes and Phillises toasting, Hence with the slave who will whimper and whine, Of ardor and constancy boasting. Hence with love's joys, Follies and noise, The toast that I give is the Volunteer Boys.