Juvenile Poem

in by Warren

Date: circa 1750 – 1755

“Wine will make us Red as Roses

& our sorrows Quite forgett

come let us Fudell all our

Noses and Drink our Selves

Til out of Debt”

Source: Flyleaf inscription and signature in Massachusetts Historical Society’s copy of: Bailey, N. (Nathan). English and Latine Exercises for School-Boys, Fifth edition, Boston: T. Fleet, for Samuel Phillips, 1720.

Commentary: A young Joseph Warren reveals a playful side in his defacement of one of his Roxbury Latin School textbooks.

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