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WHEN Yankies," skill'd in martial

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First put the British troops to school ;
Instructed them in warlike trade,
And new manæuvres of parade;
The true war-dance of Yankey-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 of

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*Yankies, a term formerly of derision, but now merely of distinction, given to the people of the four Eastern States.

FLord Percy commanded the party that was first opposed by the Americans at

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