THE GHOST OF LAW, OR ANARCHY AND DESPOTISM. A POEM, DELIVERED BEFORE THE PHI BETA KAPPA, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, AT THEIR ANNIVERSARY, AUGUST 23, 1803.

Hanover: Printed by Moses Davis, 1803. 24pp, disbound with slight wear and light tan, Good+ or Very Good.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society's Committee, which requested a copy for publication, included Ezekiel Webster, Stephen Farley, and Avery Williams. Brackett describes a world "Where wily knaves infest the peopled glade,/ And demagogues have preach'd, and crouds obey'd." Thomas Paine, the French Revolution, and other anti-Federalist villains proliferate, all threatening the new American nation: "Columbians! see, disgrac'd and drooping, stand/ Your Eagle, half unfledg'd by party's hand!"
FIRST EDITION. Wegelin 876. AI 3875 [4]. Item #23466

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