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TO THE PENNSYLVANIANS

          DAYS undefiled by luxury or sloth,
          Firm self-denial, manners grave and staid,
          Rights equal, laws with cheerfulness obeyed,
          Words that require no sanction from an oath,
          And simple honesty a common growth--
          This high repute, with bounteous Nature's aid,
          Won confidence, now ruthlessly betrayed
          At will, your power the measure of your troth!--
          All who revere the memory of Penn
          Grieve for the land on whose wild woods his name            10
          Was fondly grafted with a virtuous aim,
          Renounced, abandoned by degenerate Men
          For state-dishonour black as ever came
          To upper air from Mammon's loathsome den.
                                                              1845.


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