The Poems of Philip Freneau (of III) Volume II

The Poems of Philip Freneau (of III) Volume II

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Excerpt: ... custom January 1, 1783 According to custom, once more I appear With the verse you expect at the dawn of the year: For at length we have got into Eighty and Three; And in spite of proud Britain, are happy and free. If the times have been hard, and our commerce gone wrong, We still have been able to struggle along. If some, through misfortunes, are slack in the purse, It is not so bad but it might have been worse. Great things, the year past, were reveal'd to our eyes: The Dutch have confess'd us their friends and allies; And humbled the pride of our haughty invaders, By fighting their fleets and destroying their traders, If the English succeeded in taking the Count, To what, in the end, did their conquest amount? With their boasts, and their brags, and their shouts of applause, It but sav'd them from ruinshow more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236717120
  • 9781236717122