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- Ballad, in twelve stanzas; first line: Vain Britons boast no longer, with proud indignity., First line: Vain Britons boast no longer, with your proud indignity., This song appears, with title, "War and Washington; A song composed at the beginning of the American Revolution," in Sewall, Jonathan Mitchell. Miscellaneous poems ..., Portsmouth, N.H., 1801, p. 52-53., N-YHS copy: fabric lining, mounted on paper backing.
- First line: For ages the nations beheld with surprize., Watermark: OGR (probably Onderdonk, Gaines, and Remsen, the proprietors of the Onderdonk Paper Mill in Hempstead, Long Island, New York)., Library copy with ms. note on verso: Supposed--by the Revd. Mr. Odell, late Episl minister at Burlington in New Jersey driven to N York by the violent [rulers?] of the day. At the close of the Am. War, he went to the province of New Brunswick shamefully relinguished his profession & was appointed Secy of that province.
- Eleven numbered stanzas printed in double columns divided by type ornament rule. Type ornament rule and border., Title taken from first two lines of text., Dated: New-York, April 23, 1779., Type ornaments at sides previously used by John Holt. Cf. Evans 14034 and 14325. Other ornaments used by Hugh Gaine, who probably was the printer., N-YHS copy imperfect: title cropped, missing. Ms. note on verso: [illegible] for St. Geo. Day by the Rev. Mr. Odell.