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The First American Congress

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Columbus looked; and still around them spread,
From south to north, th' immeasurable shade;
At last, the central shadows burst away,
And rising regions open'd on the day.
He saw, once more, bright Del'ware's silver stream,
And Penn's throng'd city cast a cheerful gleam;
The dome of state, that met his eager eye,
Now heav'd its arches in a loftier sky.
The bursting gates unfold: and lo, within,
A solemn train in conscious glory shine.

The well-known forms his eye had trac'd before,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 15 May 2020

And independence thundered from his tongue" . Great historical facts versified in a classic poem.

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Anna Ayyad 15 May 2020

What a tremendous work. It flows so wonderfully.

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Edward Kofi Louis 15 May 2020

Spots and dots! Guileful plots! ! ! And of the veil he drew. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Dr Antony Theodore 15 May 2020

Op'd the wide range of nature's boundless plan, Trac'd all the steps of liberty and man; Crowds rose to vengeance while his accents rung, And Independence thunder'd from his tongue. a very good poem. tony

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Kumarmani Mahakul 15 May 2020

A poem with vivid inscription is well executed by Joel Barlow.

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