Friday, 5 April 2013

Cider ballad 1762

“Ah, hapless old England! No longer be merry
Since Bute has thus tax’d your beer, cider, and perry. 
Look sullen and sad, for now this is done
No doubt in short time they’ll tax laughter and fun.” 

Satirical balled published by a cider merchant from South Hams (Devon)

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