Blessed indeed are those whose purpose in life inspires others to pursue theirs.

Blessed indeed are those whose purpose in life inspires others to pursue theirs.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Boston Tea Party

It was in the month of December,
Seventeen hundred and seventy-three,
That a most interesting incident
Took place in Boston’s history:

The British Parliament had passed a law,
Compelling every colony
To buy all required tea leaves from
The British East India Company.

To protect the interests of this company
By the British government this law was made,
And they granted the ambitious establishment
A monopoly of the tea trade.

The representatives of Massachusetts
Were the first of those in earnest,
Under the leadership of Samuel Adams
Against this law to protest.

The plan of struggle was circulated
In every freedom-loving organization:
This was a step in the direction of
Forging the unity of the Nation.

Now ships from Britain with her royal flags
And a great many tons of cargo,
Consisting but of English tea
Were anchored at Boston’s harbor:

A group of colonists disguised
As Indians bound to shatter,
Made a daring raid on all the ships
And threw their cargo into the water.

Assembled on the harbor were
Men, women, children; young and old:
All with enthusiasm great,
This amusing scene to behold.

This great event was at the dawn
Of the war of independence;
And it was planned and carried out
By freedom’s loyal defendants.

A deed so unique, its only right
That recorded it ought to be;
And so from thence it is referred to as
The Boston Tea Party.

Eric Anthony Trott

28th June, 1981

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