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On the Death of André.

1 Nature shrinks back, in agony of grief
2 Deep felt.
3 Washington, that deed of thine,
4 I write it desperate.
5 Unpassioned souls, in ages yet unborn,
6 Will read it different
* Yes! while the Western Hemisphere forms part of this globe, or an American breaths the air of freedom.
7 Cruel,
8 Unnatural war, by Heaven sent,
9 To rouse the nobler powers,
10 Absorb'd in luxury,
11 Or vice
12 Licentious.
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13 Proud nations. Love of liberty carried too far.
14 One of your noblest bravest dearest sons
15 Dies!
16 To reunite you.
17 Relent.
18 Oh my heart bleeds bursts with grief.
19 Regret.
20 Calm to the last what energy
21 Of worth!
22 Thousands are animate
23 Beheld thy glorious death
24 Silent!
25 Or with averted eye scarce look
26 On Washington.
27 Death,
28 'Tis immortality
* This Epitaph was sent to M D. under a feigned correspondence.


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Title (in Source Edition): On the Death of André.
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Carstairs, Christian. Original Poems. By a Lady, Dedicated to Miss Ann Henderson. A Tribute to Gratitude and Friendships. Edinburgh: Andrew Shortrede, 1786, pp. 68-69.  (ESTC T76883) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 680].)

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