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

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


Page 183

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And let in all the Refugees
To burn and plunder as they please
Till fitted in this bloody school
We call again for Brittains Rule
And Washington and Franklins name
Erased from the Roll of fame
Sink down Involv'd in Endless Shame
But long ere this ye whigs Unite
And Arm again for dreadful fight
Return again to that Supreme
Who ever hears you call on him
At his dread word a mite or world
Alike, is to distruction hurld
And When'ere he Shall please to Say
The Sun itself must fade away
The moon and Stars with it decline
Obedient to his will Divine
And in their place more Splendid rise
A never fading Paradise
So Shall his aid as heretofore
Your Sinking Government restore
When this is done your Sense imploy
To mend it gently not distroy


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