960. Massachusetts Centinel, 26 November 1788

TRUTH—IF NO EPIGRAM.
To the WIZARD—vide, Edes’ last.

When antifederal Bil was broke,

(A truth too serious for a joke,)

To prove himself a man of letters,

And speak the feelings of his betters,

Secure within his bolted doors,

He “BRIB’RY AND CORRUPTION” roars;

While E—s to aid his good intention,

Of breaking up the State Convention,

Pollutes his Gazette with the lies,

Which Bil’s seditious pen supplies.

For this, and such like honest deeds,

His Seniours —— precedes—

Made GEN’RAL, COLONEL and AID,

For antifed’ral lies, well paid.