W. Edwin Hemphill, "George Wythe Courts the Muses," William and Mary Quarterly 3rd ser., 9, no. 3 (July 1952), 338-345
Manuscript text, November-December 1776
"A Member of the Antinovanglian Faction to W. E.," by George Wythe
|A member of the antinouvanglican faction to W. E.
Epigram by the ingenious George Wythe Esq
To works supererogattion
By others, some owe their salvation.
To what the good yankees are doing
Their duty beyond, we owe ruin.
For the two first Lines the author alludes to the Roman Catholics—
In the two
first last to the additional Pay, and Bounty of given to
the Soldiers by the Eastern States.
"A Novanglican to G.W.," by William Ellery
|A Novanglian to G. W.
As by works supererogatory
Rom. Caths. are saved from purgatory,
So by what the Yankees good are doing
Buckskins will save from utter ruin.
"A Commissioner, to the People of Philadelphia," by George Wythe
|A Commissioner, to the people of P _ _ _ _ _ a
Attend all ye People of wry degree
No longer pretend that your Country youll free
Declare for your Treasons a hearty Contrition
Regard as you tender your lives Admonition
E're too late to flee from impending Perdition
Who like me to the thing Allegiance will swear
And future Submission to Congress forbear
Leave all his old Friends to the Parliaments Fury
Let Rebels be hang'd without Judge or Jury
Escapes condemnation to gibbet or halter
Nor need forfeiture fear unless times should alter.
- ↑ "Novanglian": New Englander.