Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Education of John Jay



City Journal has a nice article on John Jay: The Education of John Jay: America's Indispensable Diplomat. It records, among other things, this ditty published in a newspaper at the time of Jay's return from Britain in May 1795 after negotiating Jay's Treaty:
May it please your highness, I John Jay
Have traveled all this mighty way
To inquire if you, good Lord will please
To suffer me while on my knees,
To show all others I surpass,
In love, by kissing of your ___.

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