Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Holy Wall: Who Will Pay For It?

From the Encyclopaedia Britannica Edition---
The Annals of America---
Volume 7, 1841-1849:
MANIFEST DESTINY


May 6-July 8, 1844. Several armed conflicts between Protestants and Catholics at Philadelphia leave 20 persons dead and about 100 injured. Clashes result from agitation by nativists, who are anti-Catholic and who resent naturalization of foreign immigrants, especially those from Catholic countries.








From the Grasmere Edition*---
The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth
Volume IX, 1834-1847:
LAST POEMS

TO THE PENNSYLVANIANS

1845

DAYS undefiled by luxury or sloth,
Firm self-denial, manners grave and staid,
Rights equal, laws with cheerfulness obeyed,
Words that require no sanction from an oath.
And simple honesty a common growth--
This high repute, with bounteous Nature's aid,
Won confidence, now ruthlessly betrayed
At will, your power the measure of your troth!--
All who revere the memory of Penn
Grieve for the land on whose wild woods his name
Was fondly grafted with a virtuous aim,
Renounced, abandoned by degenerate Men
For state-dishonour black as ever came
To upper air from Mammon's loathsome den.



*Houghton Mifflin. Boston 1911
10 Volumes.



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