Oliver Wendell Holmes

United States
Oliver Wendell Holmes
United States
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A Ballad Of The Boston Tea-Party

Rating: 2.6
Read at a meeting of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

No! never such a draught was poured
Since Hebe served with nectar
The bright Olympians and their Lord,
Her over-kind protector,--
Since Father Noah squeezed the grape
And took to such behaving
As would have shamed our grandsire ape
Before the days of shaving,--
No! ne'er was mingled such a draught
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