(William) Dunlap's long career as an important and productive playwright of the Republic opened in 1789 with a drama entitled The Father; or American Shandy-ism, in which he presented his view of the "contrast" in the following lines:
Now I see in this world
A resting spot for man, if he can stand
Firm in his place, while Europe howls around him...
Then might, perhaps, one land on earth be found,
Free from the extremes of poverty and riches;
Where ne'er a scepter'd tyrant should be known,
Or tyrant lordling, curses of creation.
FromThe Beards' New Basic History of the United States, page 152.