Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware. Microform supplement
Rodney, Thomas, 1744-1811
Thomas Rodney to John Parke, Poplar Grove, 22 November 1787, pp. 177-185
178 Has mark'd their Rotten Constitution For an early Dissolution And overturnd, in one fell line, Its wisdom, and it's form Divine Made all the States Confirm his Thesis By pulling it themselves to pieces Least it Shoud rise up again Ad: be the glory of the plain Hence he who Sits Enthron'd above, Eternal Sorce of life and love, Whose pow'r controles the vast Expanc And rules the Planets Airy dance As well as all each Orb contains Of creatures with, or without brains From those who, he's been pleas'd to Vest, Like man, with pow'r above the rest Down thro' all classes to the mite, That rides on those pure Orbs of Light, Has been displeas'd, and thence has hurld This vengence on the guilty world Let mankind loose like prowling Elves To punnish and distroy themselves.
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