wrote what became known as The BiglowPapers to protest Massachusetts governor George Briggsâs call forvolunteers following the declaration of war against Mexico. Thepoems in this collection were written in a New England dialect todepict ï¬ctional character Hosea Biglowâs views on the conï¬ict.Thrash away
youâll hev to rattleÂ Â Â Â On them kittle drums oâ yourn
ââTaint a knowinâ kind oâ cattleÂ Â Â Â Thet is ketched with mouldy corn;Put in stiff
you ï¬fer feller
Â Â Â Â Let folks see how spry you be
âGuess youâll toot till you are yellerÂ Â Â Â âFore you git ahold oâ me!