The Embargo, Or, Sketches of the Times: A Satire

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Page 4 - Ill-fated clime! condemn'd to feel th' extremes, Of a weak ruler's philosophic dreams ; Driven headlong on, to ruin's fateful brink, When will thy country feel, when will she think...
Page 6 - And thou, the scorn of every patriot name, Thy country's ruin, and her council's shame! Poor servile thing! derision of the brave! Who erst from Tarleton fled to Carter's cave; Thou, who, when menac'd by perfidious Gaul, Didst prostrate to her whisker'd minion fall; And when our cash her empty bags...
Page 5 - Oh, ye bright pair, the blessing of mankind! Whom time has sanction'd, and whom fate has join'd, COMMERCE, that bears the trident of the main, And AGRICULTURE, empress of the plain; Who, hand in hand, and heav'n-directed, go Diffusing gladness through the world below; Whoe'er the wretch, would hurl the flaming brand, Of dire disunion, palsied be his hand! Like 'Cromwell damn'd to everlasting fame,' Let unborn ages execrate his name!
Page 11 - His fields with fruit, with flocks, his pastures crown'd. Thus in a fallen tree, from sprouting roots, With sudden growth, a tender sapling shoots, Improves from day to day, delights the eyes With strength and beauty, stateliness and size, Puts forth robuster arms, and broader leaves, And high in air, its branching head upheaves.

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