Did you ever see a Barbecue? For fear

You should not, I’ll describe it to you exactly:—

A gander-pulling mob that’s common here,

of candidates and soverigns stowed compactly,—

Of harlequins and clowns, with feats gymnastical

In hunting-shirts and shirt-sleeves—things fantastical;—

with fiddling, feasting, dancing, drinking, masquing

And other things which may be had for asking.

Southern Advocate, July 1827

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