"A Ballad of the Boston Tea-Party"

In honor of the occasion I found an old poem by Oliver Wendall Holmes, A Ballad of the Boston Tea-Party , that is appropriate for tonight.

These lines from the poem are on a plaque at the location of Griffin’s Wharf , the site of the original Tea Party:

No! ne’er was mingled such a draught
In palace, hall, or arbor,
As freemen brewed and tyrants quaffed
That night in Boston Harbor!

We’ve served up another draught that tyrants are having to choke down.

And, yes, I think now we can Party Like It’s 1773!