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"On all occasions to declare the truth..." | 16-Sep-05

"On all occasions to declare the truth
is most praiseworthy in a virtuous youth
a fault extenuated by a lye
is doubled in reality thereby
and be that to this vice becomes a slave
in Fire and Brimstone shall his portion have."

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we have a framed watercolor with this in it. It is titled "Lying" and was done by 13 yr old Hannah T. Brewster of Kingston, Mass. in 1809.
Janet Newcomer

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