Liberty, song of
The title of a song that was sung throughout the colonies for several years before the Revolutionary War
broke out. It was very popular, for it touched the hearts of the people at that time.
It was published in Bickerstaff
's Boston almanac
for 1770, with the music as given below.
for that year contained on its title-page a rude type-metal engraving of a likeness of James Otis
The portrait of the patriot is supported by Liberty on one side and Hercules
on the other.