The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume II (of III)

Author: Philip Freneau
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,608 / 317 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 314
Added to site: 2012.01.11
mnybks.net#: 31177
Genre: Poetry
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eat loss my soul in tears shall flow."

Ending with lines 77-82.

[2] Alluding to the peace of 1761 and the forced retirement of Pitt.

[3] "And sent a scoundrel by the name of Gage."--_Ed. 1786._

[4]

"O let the earth my rugged fate bemoan,
And give at least one sympathizing groan."

--_United States Magazine, 1779._

SIR HARRY'S INVITATION[5]

Come, gentlemen Tories, firm, loyal, and true,
Here are axes and shovels, and something to do!

For the sake of our king,
Come, labour and sing;
You left all you had for his honour and glory,
And he will remember the suffering Tory:

We have, it is true,
Some small work to do;
But here's for your pay
Twelve coppers a day,
And never regard what the rebels may say,
But throw off your jerkins and labour away.

To raise up the rampart, and pile up the wall,
To pull down old houses and dig the canal,

To build and destroy--
Be this your

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