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Re: Sinclair Dates
What about the birthday of the well beloved 'Mad King' in 1738 the birth
George III (1760-1820)? Surely he must be a favourite with our American
cousins. Invite him to a tea party in Boston or send a silversmith out for a
nights ride. He would have loved it. One hundred years after the event at
Concord the brave men who defied this king were remember. Had America's
last king been astute the birth of the world's most powerful nation, a
nation built on the rule of law, might never have taken place. A nation
built where every man should stand equal.
"By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world,
The foe long since in silence slept,
Alike the Conqueror silent sleeps,
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.
On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone,
That memory may their deed redeem,
When like our sires our sons are gone.
Spirit! who made those freemen dare
To die, or leave their children free,
Bid time and nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and Thee."
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