John Trumbull

(24 April 1750 – 11 May 1831 / Watertown, Connecticut)

John Trumbull Poems

1. Beneath A Mountain's Brow 1/1/2004
2. M'Fingal - Canto Iv 1/1/2004
3. M'Fingal - Canto Iii 1/1/2004
4. M'Fingal - Canto Ii 1/1/2004
5. The Country Clown 1/1/2004
6. The Owl And The Sparrow 1/1/2004
7. M'Fingal - Canto I 1/1/2004
8. To Ladies Of A Certain Age 1/1/2004
9. To A Young Lady 1/1/2004

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M'Fingal - Canto I

When Yankies, skill'd in martial rule,
First put the British troops to school;
Instructed them in warlike trade,
And new manoeuvres of parade,
The true war-dance of Yankee reels,
And manual exercise of heels;
Made them give up, like saints complete,
The arm of flesh, and trust the feet,
And work, like Christians undissembling,
Salvation out, by fear and trembling;
Taught Percy fashionable races,
And modern modes of Chevy-Chases:
From Boston, in his best array,
Great 'Squire M'Fingal took his way,
And graced with ensigns of renown,
Steer'd homeward ...

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