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Monday, 13 July 2015

Be Just (Domestick Monarchs) Unto Them by George Alsop

Be just (Domestick Monarchs) unto them
That dwell as Household Subjects to each Realm;
Let not your Power make you be too severe,
Where there’s small faults reign in your sharp Career
So that the Worlds base yelping Crew.
May’nt bark what I have wrote is writ untrue,
So use your Servants, if there come no more,
They may serve Eight, instead of serving Four.

From: Alsop, George, Character of the Province of Maryland, 2002, Early Americas Digital Archive: Maryland, p. 52.
(http://mith.umd.edu/eada/html/display.php?docs=alsop_character.xml)

Date: 1666

By: George Alsop (c1636-????)

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