a character of the province of maryland

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: To my Friend Mr. George Alsop, on his Character of MARY-LAND. WHo such odd nookes of Earths great mass describe, Prove their descent from old Columbus tribe: Some Boding augur did his Name devise, Thy Genius too cast in th' same mould and size ; His Name predicted he would be a Rover, And hidden places of this Orb discover ; He made relation of that World in gross, Thou the particulars retail'st to us : By this first Peny of thy fancy we Discover what thy greater Coines will be ; This Embryo thus well polisht doth presage, The manly Achievements of its future age. Auspicious winds blow gently on this spark, Untill its flames discover what's yet dark ; Mean while this short Abridgement we embrace, Expecting that thy busy soul will trace Some Mines at last ivhich may enrich the World, And all that poverty may be in oblivion hurl'd. Zoilus is dumb, for thou the mark hast hit, By interlacing History with Wit : Thou hast described its superficial Treasure, Anatomiz'd its bowels at thy leasure ; That MARY-LAND to thee may duty owe, Who to the World dost all her Glory shew ; Then thou shall make the Prophesie fall true, Whofill'st the World (like th' Sea) with knowledge new. William Bogherst. (See note No. 9.) To my Friend Mr. George Alsop, on his Character of MARY-LAND. THis plain, yet pithy and concise Description Of Mary-Lands plentious and sedate condition, With other things herein by you set forth, To shew its Bareness, and declare its Worth ; Compos1 d in such a time, when most men were Smitten with Sickness, or surpriz'd with fear, Argues a Genius good, and Courage stout, In bringing this Design so well about : Such generous Freedom waited on thy brain, The Work was done in midst of greatest pain; And matters flow'd so swiftly from thy source, Nature design'd thee (sur...
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