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Pegasus of Apollo from the Worcester Magazine

Date: 1787
Publisher: Worcester Magazine
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These satirical verses offered commentary on the people and events of Shays' Rebellion, treating the Regulators and those sympathetic to them with a mixture of contempt and condescension. The poem was published in Isaiah Thomas' Worcester Magazine in 1787, to be sung to the tune of the Black Sloven, a well-known and popular tune of the day that was also the song of the British Light infantry.

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Courtesy Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA