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No man e'er felt the halter draw,
With good opinion of the law.
As though there were a tie
And obligation to posterity.
We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse:
What has posterity done for us.
That we, lest they their rights should lose,
Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
But optics sharp it needs, I ween,
To see what is not to be seen.
While briskly to each patriot lip
Walks eager round the inspiring flip;
Delicious draught, whose pow'rs inherit
The quintessence of public spirit!
But as some muskets so contrive it
As oft to miss the mark they drive at,
And though well aimed at duck or plover,
Bear wide, and kick their owners over.
What though in algebra, his station Was negative in each equation.
Though in astronomy survey'd, His constant course was retrograde; O'er Newton's system though he sleeps, And finds his wits in dark eclipse!
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John Trumbull was an American poet.
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