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" Let Milton cease to rhyme
Let Watts lie in his tomb, -
Let Shakespeare stand behind the door,
To give this 'pule' nom."—M. GOOSE.
.Come hearken now good
. people, -
List to a man of letters,
We carriers of the weekly press,
Acknowledge none our betttrs.
i‘ly New Year's song,
I'll try to sing,
When I have Made my bow sirs,
And have tol3 you I'm a man of Rote,
And my name is GEC. L. GOUCHER.
1 Our currency is very bnd,
t I hope 'twill soon be better,
V But people don't remird the law,
Or mind it to the letter.
For used up stamps,
There's no excuse,
Nor any - such
For every town is flooded o'er,
With ragg.d, old shinplasters.
As when I last addressed you,
The war is going on,
We still try to whip the Rebels,
With of brts great and strong.
They came one day,
And Mae' went out to meet 'em,
And gave them a good lamming,
At a creek they'eall Antietam.
Our Governor, Andy Curtin,
Called out our soldlir boys,
And they went off to Hagerstown,
With lots of tbss and noise.
Like the King of France,
W as their advance,
With fitly thousand men,
They all marched inw Maryland,
And then, marched back again.
They now are home among us,
These veerans strong and stout,
They have seen the smoke of powder,
And heard the brittle shout,
To tell hard }at us,
Does seem to quite delight them,
How Franklin county hens and ducks,
lied often tried to bile them.
There was the Andcrson Cavalry,
Non both brava and true,
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Who wore sent here, near the borde
To scare the rebel crew.
They did intend,
Us to defend,
From foes, in all directions,
But all that they accomplished was
To steal the girls' affections.
The troop was ordered off one day,
'Twas in a hard snowstorm,
But each one had ECCOinforter,
To licep.his body warm.
The ladies fair,
In force were there, •
They risked both cough and croup,
For to the cars they all must go, .
Oh! "Good•bye Anderson Troop."
One day•alas poor "little :4lao~"~
To leave the army had to,
And Burnside of ye Roanoke;
At Fredericksburg, he
islopthod nn Lee,..
Where shot and shelliidinrinue mud
In our ranks of gallMit soldiers,
And *e " retired" as Burnside said.
Now Mr. Seward to make it worse,
Did tend his res . gnation,
But Mr. Abe, he 'did not "see it "
And so he saved the nation'. _
The stripes and stars,
Still wave o'er bars,
For it is their appointed place,
And now we'll fight and sure we'll
For its the " wind" that makes the
And now my friends and patrons,
51y story I've related,
I've told you all about the war,
The incidents have stated,
And yet., forsooth
To tell the truth,
Flo not quite done my tale,
For when I've said that I've 'nary r
My luck you'll all bewail.
Then if you wish to warm my heart,
Just open up your purses,
There's nothing like a little cash,
To atone fur all reverses.
And then indeed,
1 can say " God speed,"
To every ono who greets me,
And shall ne'er regret, that we have
On this morn of '63.