An Ode for the 4th of July 1788

AN ODE FOR THE 4th OF JULY 1788., OH for a muse of fire! to mount the skies And to a list’ning world proclaim— Behold! behold! an empire rise! An Æra new, as he flies, Hath enter’d in the book of fame. On Alleghany’s tow’ring head Echo shall stand—the tidings spread, And o’er the lakes, and
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