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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


Page 182

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And rise from this poor lowly State
To be like Gods, or men as great?
With guileful art they Idolize
And facinate the ears and Eyes
With dreams of wisdom, Charms of pow'r
That Shakes fair freedoms broad built Tow'r
But let us once remove the Screen
And all their views are easy Seen
Let but Ithuriel point his Spear
The foul deception then will clear
And Satan who abhors the light
A monster Stand expos'd to sight
But, if Heaven Shoud not Send,
Some angel to reveal the fiend
And Some led on by Temptation
Shoud asspire to Rule the Nation
Then the new made Constitution
Must o'er throw the Revolution
Divide the States, throw ope' the door
Of Anarchy and wild uproar


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