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He furthermore wrote a series of twenty stanzas in fair1 Byronic metre, chiefly addressed to a young lady whom he had met but once, some three years before, but whose personal attractions had touched his susceptibilities. His incidental description of a Boston ‘election week’ or ‘June training’ has been quoted in a previous 2 chapter. Noticeable, also, is another poem of half a dozen stanzas, inspired by a speech of Senator Frelinghuysen, of New Jersey, in the United States Senate, in denunciation of the plots in Georgia to dispossess the Cherokee Indians of their lands. ‘If the dominant party in the Senate,’ wrote Mr. Garrison, in sending his poem3 to4 the Genius, ‘had not been more insensate than marble statues, or their hearts more impenetrable than polar ice, his speech would have effectually checked the rapacity of Georgia, and rescued the American name from eternal infamy. Their positive refusal to observe the faith of ’
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