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William McCarty, comp.  The American National Song Book.  1842.
Address to Cornwallis on Leaving Virginia
From the Freeman’s Journal, or North American Intelligencer, April 17, 1782

FAREWELL, my lord; may zephyrs waft thee o’er
In health and safety to thy native shore:
There seek Burgoyne, and tell him, though too late,
You blamed unwisely his unhappy fate:
Tell your deluded monarch that you see        5
The hand of Heaven upraised for liberty:
Tell your exhausted nation, tell them true,
They cannot conquer those who conquer’d you.

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