106. Weatherwise’s Federal Almanack for the Year 17881

THE GRAND CONVENTION.

Behold conven’d in firm debate,

Of high importance to each State;

Our honour’d fathers sit.

And knowledge ruling at the helm,

They wisely point to every realm;

The rocks on which they’ve split.

Aloud they cry, that Luxury’s charms,

Are worse than Indians cloath’d in arms;

And deeper wound the whole.

Then high they rais’d, a godlike mound,

The STATES in FEDERAL virtue bound;

And BID their FAME sublime to roll.

1. The almanac was printed in Boston by John Norman (Evans 20860).