Acrostics* Dedicated to George Washington«back
These five acrostics* were written about Washington during his lifetime, beginning in the early years of the Revolutionary War and continuing during his presidency. Each of the unique compositions were published in local newspapers of the period. The text and image for each are linked below.
The editors of the Papers of George Washington welcomes information concerning and submission of other acrostics or poems about Washington.
*acrostic: short verse composition, so constructed that the initial letters of the lines, taken consecutively, form words. The term is derived from the Greek words akros, "at the end," and stichos, "line," or "verse." Definition from the Encylopedia Britannica.