Boston Tea Party (I), The

DESCRIPTION: "As near beauteous Boston lying on the gently swelling flood" were "three ill-fated teaships." "This was Hampden, that was Sidney, with fair Liberty" and tools of vandalism. "Tell you masters they were dreamers when they thought to cheat the brave"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Colonial-Dames-AmericanWarSongs)
KEYWORDS: rebellion ship patriotic destruction
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Dec. 16, 1773 - Boston Tea Party. Americans protest the British tax on tea by dumping a shipload into Boston Harbor
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Colonial-Dames-AmericanWarSongs, pp. 6-7, "The Boston Tea Party" (1 text)
Roud #24153
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Ballad of the Tea Party" (subject)
NOTES [15 words]: Poor poetry and frankly not very accurate. File under "propaganda." Or maybe "agitprop." - RBW
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