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Saw ye my hero George : and The rosary. : Lady Washington left Mount Vernon in June 1778, in expectation of meeting her worthy companion George; on the 28th of the same month, found her favourite engaged in the battle of Monmouth: she made the following observations.

Included WorkPearce, William, active 1785-1796. Rosary.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info[Boston] : [publisher not identified], [between 1810 and 1814]
Description1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) : portrait ; 29 x 22 cm
Supplemental Content Evans Digital Edition
Series Early American imprints. First series ; no. 45585. ^A478749
General noteTwo poems.
General noteSaw ye my hero George, first lines: Saw you my hero--saw you my hero, saw you my hero George?
General noteAnother poem, textually similar to Saw ye my hero George, has title: Lady Washington's search.
General noteThe rosary, attributed to William Pearce in Philbrick, Thomas L. "British authorship of ballads in the Isaiah Thomas collection," Studies in bibliography, papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, v. 9, 1957, p. 255-258; first line: Though oft we meet severe distress.
General noteVarious imprint dates and places of publication supplied. American Antiquarian Society copy bound in the Isaiah Thomas collection of broadside ballads, v. III, no. 50, "purchased from a ballad printer and seller in Boston" and presented to the society in August 1814. Most, if not all, of these issues were published after 1810, cf. Ford, W.C. The Isaiah Thomas collection of ballads, 1924.
General noteRelief cut portrait of Washington at left of title; text in two columns; printed area measures 24.3 x 17.6 cm.
References Bristol B7057
References Shipton & Mooney 45585
References Ford, W.C. Broadsides, 3334
References Ford, W.C. Thomas ballads, 236
References Wegelin, O. Amer. poetry, 761
References Wegelin, O. Amer. poetry, 1354
Other formsMicroform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.
Reproduction noteElectronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 45585).
Genre/formPoems 1810.

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