Quotation by unknown author

The first day that we landed upon that fatal shore
The planters they came round us full twenty score or more,
They rank'd us up like horses, and sold us out of hand
Then yok'd us unto ploughs, my boys, to plow Van
Dieman's Land.
Unknown. Van Dieman's Land (l. 9–12). . .

Oxford Book of English Traditional Verse, The. Frederick Woods, ed. (1983) Oxford University Press.
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