Thursday, February 28, 2008

Lovers with statue of Caesar Rodney

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Anonymous said...

Wikipedia has a good article on Caesar Rodney, along with a link to a traditional poem about his ride.

The last 3 stanzas are so exciting (imagine them in the voice of Branaugh as King Harry/ Crispin speech of course) :

"The Congress is met; the debate's begun,
And Liberty lags for the vote of one
When into the hall, not a moment late,
Walks Caesar Rodney, the delegate.

Not a moment late! and that half day's ride
Forwards the world with a mighty stride;
For the act was passed; ere the midnight stroke
O'er the Quaker City its echoes woke.

At Tyranny's feet was the gauntlet flung;
"We are free!" all the bells through the colonies rung,
And the sons of the free may recall with pride,
The day of Delegate Rodney's ride."

Woot! C.R. is Da Man!

Julie Z.

miriam sawyer said...

I am so grateful to you for the information and the link.