Extract from Allen Tate’s “On the Father of Liberty”

Jefferson had many charms;

Was democratic; still—and yet

What should one do? The family arms

On coach and spoon he wisely set

Against historical alarms:

For quality not being loath,

Nor quantity, nor the fame of both.

Published in The Sawanee Review (Jan. 1930): 60.
Author
Allen Tate
Date Range
Date
January 1, 1930 to January 31, 1930
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Repository
Sawanee Review, Jan. 1930