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AN APPEAL. 291
But despising the counsels of Adams and Lee,
As loyal Americans, we'll die or be free.
For no rebel cut-throat shall e'er give us law. Should they prove as daring as Tyler or Straw.
Let curses most vile, and anathemas roar,
Let half-ruin'd France, to the Pope tribute pay; Britain's thundering cannon, shall guard safe our shore; Great George shall defend us, none else we'll obey. Then France, join'd by Spain, May labor in vain, For soon the Havana shall be ours again. The French then will scamper and quit every state, And find themselves bubbled, when morbleu it's too late. For no Frenchman, or rebel imp of the law, In our old constitution can point out a flaw.
1 These robbers are all protected by Rome. The loyal writers used every effort to frighten the patriots into a return to their allegiance to the king of Great Britain. Among these, they pictured the supremacy of the Pope as a sure consequence upon the success of the French in America, and invented many absurd stories about the " inevitable destruction of life, liberty and property, that must ensue if the rebel Congress should have its sway." The following appeared in Rivington's Gazette : " The clergy and selectmen of Boston