Wikipedia Poem, No. 337


“Loans from nations are not like loans from private men.” Anti-Federalist Paper, No. 2, We Have Been Told of Phantoms


foundation public and unceasing discord
a confusion of engagements
be the violence of popular governments

let no foundations weave
find oneself so much truth
and indeed account force

our most specious spirit has interest
our most specious citizens equally obviate
that their causes under watch

popularly for many plan
that we labor erroneously
the conflicts of public engagement

have no foundations and their contemplations
have been erroneous we may wish fate obviated
our public antitrust of known facts and wretched nurseries

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