The James Otis Pre-Revolutionist

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Author: John Clark Ridpath

Earl Percy and Yankee Doodle.

Earl Percy was the son of the Duke of Northumberland. When he was marching out of Boston, his band struck up the tune of Yankee Doodle, in derision.

He saw a boy in Roxbury making himself very merry as he passed.

Percy inquired why he was so merry.

"To think," said the lad, "how you will dance by and by to Chevy Chase."

Percy was much influenced by presentiments, and the words of the boy made him moody. Percy was a lineal descendant of the Earl Percy who was slain in the battle of Chevy Chase, and he felt all day as if some great calamity might befall him.

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Chicago: John Clark Ridpath, "Earl Percy and Yankee Doodle.," The James Otis Pre-Revolutionist, ed. Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907 in The James Otis Pre-Revolutionist Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3V34HE3H22BVSXA.

MLA: Ridpath, John Clark. "Earl Percy and Yankee Doodle." The James Otis Pre-Revolutionist, edited by Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907, in The James Otis Pre-Revolutionist, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3V34HE3H22BVSXA.

Harvard: Ridpath, JC, 'Earl Percy and Yankee Doodle.' in The James Otis Pre-Revolutionist, ed. . cited in , The James Otis Pre-Revolutionist. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3V34HE3H22BVSXA.