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Can the muse, can the freind forbear! (for oh I must Call thee friend, great as thou art) to pay the poor tribute she is capable off, when she is so interested in the universal Congratulation—I thought I Could testify my Joy when I saw you—but words were vain, and my heart was so filled with respect, love, and gratitude, that I Could not utter an Idea. Be pleased to accept the enclosed...
Will the most revered and most respected of men, Suffer me to pour into his bosom the congratulations with which I felicitate my self on the happy prospects before us. I well know that there is nothing but the love of glory, and the enthusiasm of virtue, that is capable of animating a mind like yours—nothing but the sacred priviledge of serving your Country, and despensing happiness to...
Letter not found: from Annis Boudinot Stockton, 3 Aug. 1788. On 31 Aug. GW thanked Mrs. Stockton for her “kind letter of the 3d instant.”
Letter not found: from Annis Boudinot Stockton, 26 May 1787. On 30 June GW wrote Mrs. Stockton to thank her “for the obliging letter with which you honored me on the 26th Ulto.”
Letter not found: from Annis Boudinot Stockton, 4 Jan. 1784. On 18 Feb. GW wrote to Stockton : “The intemperate weather . . . prevented your letter of the 4th of last month from reaching my hands ’till the 10th of this.”
Once more pardon the Effusions of Gratitude and Esteem, or Command the Muse no more to trouble you, for she Can not be restrain’d Even by timidity. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
With all thy Countries Blessings on thy head And all the glory that Encircles Man, Thy martial fame to distant nations spread And realms unblest by freedoms genial plan Address’d by Statsmen Legislatures kings Rever’d by thousands as you pass along While Every Muse with ardour spreads her wings To greet our Heroe in immortal Song: Say, Can a female Voice an audience gain And Stop a moment thy...