Thomas Paine Poems

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Liberty Tree

In a chariot of light from the regions of day,
The Goddess of Liberty came;
Ten thousand celestials directed the way
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2.
Hail Great Republic

Hail great Republic of the world,
Which rear'd her empire in the West,
Where fam'd Columbus' flag unfurl'd,
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3.
O Could We Always Live And Love,

O could we always live and love,
And always be sincere,
I would not wish for heaven above,
My heaven would be here.
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4.
The Death Of General Wolfe

In a mouldering cave where the wretched retreat,
Britannia sat wasted with care;
She mourned for her Wolfe, and exclaim'd against fate
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5.
The Boston Patriotic Song

Ye sons of Columbia who bravely have fought,
For those rights which unstain'd from your sires have descended.
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6.
Farmer Short's Dog Porter: A Tale

Three Justices (so says my tale)
Once met upon the public weal.
For learning, law, and parts profound,
Their fame was spread the county round;
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7.
To Sir Robert Smyth, Paris, 1800.

'TIS that delightsome transport we can feel
Which painters cannot paint, nor words reveal,
Nor any art we know of can conceal.
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8.
Lines Extempore

Quick as the lightning's vivid flash
The poet's eye o'er Europe rolls;
Sees battles rage, hears tempests crash,
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9.
Columbia

Tune-Anacreon in Heaven
To Columbia who, gladly reclined at her ease
On Atlantic's broad bosom, lay smiling in peace,
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10.
Impromptu, On A Long-Nosed Friend

Going along the other day,
Upon a certain plan;
I met a nose upon the way,
Behind it was a man.
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