1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Hopkinson

George Richards of Boston, in The Declaration of Independence, a Poem (1793) 12.



STOCKTON, HART, WITHERSPOON, to whom were giv'n,
NEW JERSEY'S equi constituted pow'rs;
With HOPKINSON, the fav'rite child of heav'n,
Whose grave now blooms, with AMARANTHINE flow'rs;
And CLARK, a brother of th' illustrious band,
On fate's dark parchment, press the nobly daring hand.