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Revolutionary Era broadsides, 1775-1783
Rich, Elisha, 1740-1804?Coverly, Nathaniel, 1744?-1816
A poem on the bloody engagement that was fought on Bunker’s Hill in Charlestown New-England, on the 17th of June, 1775. : Together with some remarks on the cruelty and barbarity of the British troops ... / By Elisha Rich, Minister of the Gospel.
Printed and sold by Nathaniel Coverly
1 sheet ( p.) : ill. (relief cut) ; 29+ x 18 cm
Verse in twenty-six numbered stanzas; first line: Americans pray lend an ear. Text in two columns divided by type ornament rule and surrounded by border of printers’ ornaments; relief cut of the battle (reproduced in Ford, W.C. Broadsides, no. 1922) and coffin labelled "Warren" at head of text. New-York Historical copy damaged along creases, with slight loss of text. References: Evans 14426; Ford, W.C. Broadsides, 1922; Wegelin, O. Amer. poetry, 322.
Broadsides -- SY1775 no.56
Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775--Poetry
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