statesman of England
, the conqueror of Canada
, the founder of empire, the apostle of freedom;—‘To you,’ said Mayhew
, speaking from the heart of the people, and as if its voice could be heard across the ocean, ‘to you grateful America attributes that she is reinstated in her former liberties.
The universal joy of America
, blessing you as our father, and sending up ardent vows to heaven for you, must give you a sublime and truly godlike pleasure; it might, perhaps, give you spirits and vigor to take up your bed and walk, like those cured by the word of Him who came from heaven to make us free indeed.
America calls you over and over again her father; live long in health, happiness, and honor.
Be it late when you must cease to plead the cause of liberty on earth.’
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