Edward Hitchcock unnumbered sermon
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An undated occasional sermon by Edward Hitchcock discussing the Fourth of July Fair. Hitchcock mostly engages in wordplay with the word "fair" throughout, using it to refer to the festival, women, the weather, and the concept of fairness. Hitchcock comments that John Bull (the personification of the United Kingdom) telling Americans to pay his price for tea lead to eight years of war but at a fair Americans cheerfully comply with the tea prices, and jokes that if the British had sent their women to America to run fairs instead of sending soldiers to fight the country would have been conquered. The rest of the sermon is written in a similarly facetious manner, with no particular point beyond the fair being an excellent event.
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- Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
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- Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. Edward Hitchcock unnumbered sermon. 1819-1861. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://acdc.amherst.edu/view/asc:510729. (Accessed December 13, 2018.)
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- Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864, (1819-1861) Edward Hitchcock unnumbered sermon. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://acdc.amherst.edu/view/asc:510729
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- Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://acdc.amherst.edu/view/asc:510729>.