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(to be spoken by Ephraim H. Farrar, aged seven, New Ipswich, New Hampshire.)
- YOU'D scarce expect one of my age
- To speak in public on the stage,
- And if I chance to fall below
- Demosthenes or Cicero,
- Don't view me with a critic's eye,
- But pass my imperfections by.
- Large streams from little fountains flow,
- Tall oaks from little acorns grow;
- And though now I am small and young,
- Of judgment weak and feeble tongue,
- Yet all great, learned men, like me
- Once learned to read their ABC.
- But why may not Columbia's soil
- Rear men as great as Britain's Isle,
- Exceed what Greece and Rome have done
- Or any land beneath the sun?
- Mayn't Massachusetts boast as great
- As any other sister state?
- Or where's the town, go far or near,
- That does not find a rival here?
- Or where's the boy but three feet high
- Who's made improvement more than I?
- These thoughts inspire my youthful mind
- To be the greatest of mankind:
- Great, not like Cæsar, stained with blood,
- But only great as I am good.
- David Everett
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