Last 4 lines of “His Excellency General Washington,” a poem by Phyllis Wheatley (1775)

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“…….

Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side,

Thy ev’ry action let the Goddess guide.

A crown, a mansion, and a throne that shine,

With gold unfading, WASHINGTON! Be thine.”

More information on Phyllis Wheatley here!

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