William Putnam, Detraction. Knowledge.

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William Putnam, Detraction. Knowledge.


DETRACTION.

There is a Lust in man no Charm can tame
Of loudly publishing his Neighbour's shame
On Eagles Wings immortal scandals fly
While virtuous Actions are but born & die


Knowledge.

Merit should be forever plac'd
In Knowledge Judgment Wit & Taste;
For these tis own'd without dispute,
Alone distinguish Man from Brute

William Putnam April 3rd 1813.


Writer

William Putnam
Date written
1813
Paper
Ink
Penmanship Style
Collection
Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department
Children's Collection, Calligraphy
File name
William Putnam 18xx-00-00

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