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    Rare And Important 1790s John Adams Sheet Music Absolutely remarkable piece, with nine stanzas of content-filled lyrics by Thomas Paine! Although undated, it is clearly from the French Revolution period (essentially all of the 1790s), as one verse refers to France, "her huge limbs bathes recumbent in blood." One verse rather untypical for Paine, declares: "Let our patriots destroy Anarch's pestinent worm, Lest our Liberty's growth should be check'd by corrosion; ...And ne'er shall Sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves." Washington is still alive when this was published, for another verse declares: "Should the tempest of War overshadow our land, It's boults could ne'er read Freedom's temple asunder; For, unmov'd, at its portal, would WASHINGTON stand, And repulse, with BREAST, the assaults of Thunder." The final stanza reads: "Let Fame to the world found America's voice; No INTRIGUE can her sons from their Government fear; Her PRIDE is her ADAMS-his laws her choice, And shall flourish, till Liberty slumber forever!" Most of the verses honor the sacrifices of the patriots to bring and maintain Liberty, with classical and historical allusions, etc. Just wonderful text! But the title and concluding verse would strongly suggest that this remarkable item is one of the few actual "campaign items," intended to promote Adams, which have ever been found from this era! Two pages, each with edge roughness but otherwise in good shape. 9.5" x 14.75".

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    June, 2005
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