Quotation by Joseph I. C. Clarke

My grandfather fell on Vinegar Hill,
And fighting was not his trade;
But his rusty pike's in the cabin still,
With Hessian blood on the blade."
Joseph I. C. Clarke (1846–1925), U.S.-Irish poet. The Fighting Race (l. 33–36). . .

Poems of American History. Burton Egbert Stevenson, ed. (Rev. ed., 1922) Houghton Mifflin Company.
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