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I, King of the World

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“To pull down him, who with presumpt’ous aim Would filch a feather from the plume of fame ; To nip the petals of an op’ning flower, Which at most, could not survive an hour;  This sterile soil, itself, no plant can rear—Exotics only live and flourish here.  ‘Tis foreign genius charms the present age, Hence foreign genius must supply the stage.  Our homebred authors must suspend their flight, And hidden lie in dark oblivion’s night.”

(The American Captive or Seige of Tripoli  A Drama in five acts, by James Ellison, 1812)  (:-D)

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