The perfect world depicted in this work was of the kind described by Robert Merry's Museum's founder, Samuel Goodrich, in many works.


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Poem (from Robert Merry's Museum, January 1846, p. 23)

Where spades grow bright, and idle swords grow dull;
Where jails are empty, and where barns are full;
Where church-paths are with frequent steps outworn, And law-courts vacant, silent, and forlorn, Where idlers foot it, and where farmers ride;
Where age abounds, and youth is multiplied;-- Where these signs are, they clearly indicate A happy people, and well-governed state.

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