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Samuel Kettell, ed.  Specimens of American Poetry.  1829.
 
Epitaph of Mornai du Plessis, Imitated from the Latin of Grotius
By Anthony Bleecker (1770–1827)
 
  NOBILITY of soul, by nature given,
    Nobler than blood of proud ancestral line;
  Skill in the laws of men, and truths of Heaven,
    Maturest counsel; eloquence divine,
With Mornai here repose;—his tomb their hallow’d shrine.        5
 
 
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