|LEADER by Nature sent to stir an age|
When men were kindled with the pent-up ire
That rebel son had caught from burning sire -
Hero whose prescient thought and theme presage
The later franchise on our Nation's page;
Whose swerveless powers new chivalry inspire.
This bronze outbreathes an innate spirit fire,
Bespeaks a statesman brave, a patriot sage,
A mind of adamant to mould the time -
Betokens olden Boston's worth and fame,
Tells that a People's flash of hope sublime
Is fanned by Genius into Freedom's flame,
That still four generations' deeds and prime
Are stamped and pictured in the Adams' name.
|THE BOSTON MASSACRE||CONTENTS||THE BATTLE OF SHIRLEY STRAIT|