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Ratification of the Constitution by the states. Microform supplement: Delaware
([1978])

Rodney, Thomas, 1744-1811
Thomas Rodney to John Parke, Poplar Grove, 22 November 1787,   pp. 177-185


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2 5 Thomas Rodney to John Parke, Poplar Grove, 22 November 178
Can You with all your Skill [discern?]
Or from Presient wisdom Learn
Why all the Whigs to (Lucre Sold)
Worship The Tory Idol, Gold?
Prefering the fell, love of pence
To Virtue, Honor, Glory, Sense?
Does Moses Linger on the mountain,
In raptures with lov's glorious fountain,
Too long engag'd in their own Cause
For them to wait his ruling Laws
That they provoke the worlds dread laugh,
By worshiping fool Aron's Calf?
And Why their bards Still Seek the nine
At great Dianas Silver Shrine?
Has not mad Trumbuls pen undone
The freedom gaind by Washington
Persuaded all these mighty States
That Heaven and the ruling fates


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