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704. THE FEMALE CHARACTER. If we

706. ALEXANDE? SELKIRK glance at those domestic relations, which wo I am monarch-of all I sirvey, man sustains, she appears in an attitude

My right there is none to disputes highly interesting. Is she a daughter? She

From the centre-all round to the sea, has a strong hold on the parental bosom. By her kind, discreet, obedient, dutiful conduct,

I am lord of the fowl and the brute. she contributes greatly to the happiness of

Oh solitude! where are the charms, those, who tenderly love her, and who are That sages-have seen in thy faces her natural guardians, and guides. Or, by Better dwell-in the midst of alarms, the opposite conduct, she disappoints their Than reign--in this horrible place. hopes, and pierces their hearts with sorrow. Just in proportion to the superior strength,

I am out--of humanity's reach, and tenderness of parental affection, is the

I must finish my journey-alone; happiness or misery resulting from the kind, Never hear the sweet music of speech; or unkind deportment of a daughter.

I start-al the sound of my own. Is she a sister? If intelligent and virtu The beasts, that roam over the plain, ous, she sheds the most kindly intluence on My form, with indifference see: the little circle of kindred spirits in which

They are so unacquainted with man, she daily moves. Is she a wife? The relation is most endearing, and its duties most

Their tameness--is shocking to mu. important. Taken, originally, from man's Society, friendship, and love, heart, she is ever to be his most kind, ailcc Divinely bestow'd upon man, tionale and faithful partner. To contribute

Oh, had I the wings of a clove, to his happiness, is always to be her first

How soon would I taste you again ! earthly care. It is hers, not merely to amuse his leisure hours, but to be his intelligent com

My sorrows-I then might assuage, panion, friend, and counsellor ; his second

In the ways of religion and truth ; self; his constant and substantial helper, both Might learn from the wisdom of age, as to the concerns of this life, and as to his And be cheer'd--by the sallies of youitie eternal interests. She is to do him good, all

Religion! what treasure untold, the days of her life. And by so doing, to

Resides in that heavenly word ! dwell in his heart. Is she a mother? It is hers, in no small degree, to form the charac

More precious--than silver or gold, ter of the next generation. Constantly with

Or all, that this earth can afford. her children, having the chief care of them in But the sound of the church-going bell, their infancy, and early childhood,--the most These valleys, and rooks, never heard ; susceptible, the forming period of life,—to

Ne'er sigh'd-at the sound of a knell, her, in an important sense, are committed

Or smid, when a sabbath appear'd. the character, and the destiny-of individuals, and nations. Many of the most distin

Ye winds, that have made me your sport, guished, and of the most excellent men, this, Convey to this desolate shore, or any country has produced, were indebted, Some cordial, endearing report, under God, chiefly to the exertions of their or a land, I shall visit no more. mothers, during their early childhood.

ply ir:eads, do tbey now and then send, Thus viewed in her domestic relations, wo

A wish, or a thought after me? man appears in a highly interesting light. So she does, when seen in other stations.

O tell me, I yet have a friend, See her taking an active part in various be Though a friend I am never lo see. nevolent associations. There, she exerts an How fleet is a glance of the mind! influence in the cause of humanity, and of

Compard with the speed of its fligit, religion, the most powerful, and beneficial.

The tempest itself lags behind, Like an angel of mercy on the wing, she performs her part with promptitude and

And the swift-wing’d arrows of light coinpassion.

When I think of my own native land,
705.
THE CONSTÀNCY OF WOMAN.

In a moment, I seem to be there;
Woman! Blest partner of our joys and woes ! But, alas! recollection at hand,
Even in the darkest hour of earthly ill,

Soon hurries me back to despair. Untarnished yet, thy fond affection glows, But the sea-fowl--is gone to her nest, Throbs with each pulse, and leats with every The beast is laid down in his lair ; thrill !

(still, Even here-is a season of rest, Bright o'er the wasted scene thou hoverest And l--to my cabin repair. Angel of comfort to the failing soul;

There's mercy-in every place ; Undaunted by the tempest, wild and chill,

And mercy-encouraging thought ! That pours its restless and disastrous roll.[howl. Gives even affliction a grace, O'er all that blooms below, with sad and hollow And reconciles man to his lot.-Cowper. When sorro'rends the heart, when fev'rish pain

BATTLE. Wrings the hot drops of anguish from the brow, Now shield-with shield, with helmet,-helmet To soothe the soul, lo cool the burning brain, To armor--armor, lance to lance oppos'd;(clos'd, 0! who so welcome and so prompt as thou! Host-against host,the shadowy squadrons drew; The battle's hurried scene, and angry glow,- The sounding darts—in iron tempest flew. The death-ercircled pillow of distress, – Victors, and vanquish’d, join promiscuous cries, The lonely moments of secluded wom And thrilling shouts--and dying groans arise : Alike ihy car and constancy confess, [blegs. With streaming blood, the slipp'ry fields are dy'd, Like thy pitying hand and fearless friendship. And slaughter'd heroes, swell the dreadful ride.

707. THE STREAM OF LIFE, Life-bears | In park, in city, yea, in routs ana balls, (wild us on like the stream of a mighty river. Our The hat was worn, and borne. Then folks grew boat, at first glides down the narrow channel, With curiosity,—and whispers rose, through the playful murmurings of the little brook, and the windings of its grassy border. And questions passed about-how one so trim The trees shed their blossoms over our young

In coats, bools, pumps, gloves, trousers, could heads, the flowers, on the brink, seem to offer His caput--in a covering so vile. (ensconce themselves to our young hands; we are hap- A change came o'er the nature of my hatpy in hope, and we grasp eagerly, at the Grease-spots appeared—but still in silence, on beauties around us; but the stream hurries I wore it-and then family, and friends on, and still our hands are empty.

Our course in youth, and manhood, is along Glared madly at each other. There was one, a wider, and deeper flood, and amid objects Who said—but hold—no matter what wag saias, more striking, and magnificent. We are ani- A time may come, when I-away-away-mated by the moving picture of enjoyment, Not till the season's ripe, can I reveal end industry, which passes before us; we Thoughts that do lie too deep for common minds are excited by some short-lived success, or Till then, the world shall not pluck out the heart depressed, and made miserable, by some equally short-lived disappointment. But our of this, my mystery. When I will—I will ! energy, and our dependence are both in vain. The hat was now-greasy, and old, and tornThe stream bears us on, and our joys, and But torn-old--greasy--still I wore it on. our griefs, are alike, left behind us; we may a change came o'er the business of this hat. be shipwrecked, but we cannot anchor; our Women, and men, and children, scowled on me; voyage may be hastened, but it cannot be delayed; whether rough or smooth, the river My coinpany was shunned—I was alone! hastens towards its home, till the roaring of None would associate with such a halthe ocean is in our ears, and the tossing of Friendship itself proved faithless, for a hat. the waves is beneath our keel; and the lands Sbe, that I loved, within whose gentle breast lessen from our eyes, and the floods are lifted I treasured up my heart, looked cold as deathup around us, and the earth loses sight of us, Love's fires went out-extinguished-by a hat. and we take our last leave of earth, and of its inhabitants; and of our further voyage, there of those, that knew me best, soine turned aside is no witness, but the Infinite and the Eternal. And scudded down dark lanes--one man did place

And do we still take so much anxious His finger on his nose's side, and jeeredthought for future days, when the days which Others, in horrid mockery, laughed outright; have gone by, have so strangely, and uniform- Yea, dogs, deceived by instincts dubious ray, ly deceived 'us? Can we still so set our Fixing their swart glare on my ragged hat, hearts on the creatures of God, when we find by sad experience, the Creator only is perma

Mistook me for a beggar--and they barked. nent? Or, shall we not rather lay aside every Thus, women, men, friends, strangers, lover weight, and every sin which doth most easily One thought pervaded all-it was my hat. [dus, beset us, and think of ourselves, henceforth, | A change-it was the last--came o'er this hat as wayfaring persons only, who have no For lo! at length, the circling fourths went round, abiding inheritance, but in the hope of a better world, and to whom even that world The period was accomplished.-und one day would be worse than hopeless, if it were not This tattered, brown, old, greasy coverture, for our Lord Jesus Christ, and the interest we (Time had endeared its vileness,) was transferrid have obtained in his mercies. .

To the possession of a wandering son708. THE OLD HAT.

Of Israel's lated race and friends once more I had a ha:-it was not all a hat

Greeted my digits, with the wonted squeeze : Part of the brim was gone,-yet still, I wore Once more I went my way-along-alongIt on, and people wondered, as I passed.

And plucked no wondering gaze-the hand of Soine, turned to gaze-others, just cast an eye,

With its annoying finger-men, and dogs, (scorn And soon withdrew it, as 'twere in contempt.

Once more grew pointless, jokeless, laughless, But still, my hat, although so fashionless,

growlless : In complement extern, had that within,

And last, not least of rescued blessings, loveSurpassing show-my head continued warm; Love smiled on me again, when I assimed Being sheltered from the weather, spite of all

A bran new beaver of the Andre moulil; The want (as has been said,) of brim.

And then the laugh was mine, for then came out A change came o'er the color of my nat.

The secret of this strangeness,-twas a BET. That, which was black, grew brown, and then What are riches. empire, pow'r, Iuen stared

But larger means to gratify the will 1 With both their eyes (they stared with one before); The steps on which we tread, to rise and reach The wonder now, was twofold-and it seemed Our wish; and that obtain'd, down with the scaf. Strange, that things so torn, and old, should still folding

(served their erdh Be worn, by one who might—but let that pass! or sceptres, crowns, and thrones; they have I had my reasons, which might be revealed,

like lumber, to be left nd scorn'd. But, for some counter reasons far more strong, Honor and virtuc--are the boons we claim; Which tied iny tongue to silence. Time passed on. Nought gives a rest to life, when they are fra Green spring, and flowery summer-autumn Nought else, can fan aright the holy flame : brown,

And, should they perish, every hope is dead And frosty winter came, -and went, and came

The man, who builds, and lacks wherewith to pay Ao! still, through all the s jasons of two years, Provides a house from which to run away.

nd are,

708. CHARACTER OF Pitt. The secre

709. LOCHINVA. wary-stood alone; modern degeneracy-had | young Lochinvar is come oui of the west, not reached him. Original, and unaccom- Thro all the wide border, his steed was the bestmodating, the features of his character had and save his good broadsword, he weapon had the hardihood of antiquity. His august mind overawed majesty: and one of his sovereigns He rode all unarmed, and he rode all alone. (none, thought royalty-so impaired in his presence, So faithsul in love, and so dauntless in war, that he conspired to remove him, in order to There never was knight, like the young Lochinvar. be relieved from his superiority. No state He staid not for brake, and he stopp'd not for stone, chicanery, no narrow system of vicious politics, sank him to the vulgar level of the great; He swam the Eske river, where ford there was bi overbearing, persuasive, and impractic- But ere he alighied, at Netherby gate, (noue.

jie, his object—was England, his ambition The bride had consented, the gallant care late. was fame. Without dividing, be destroyed For a laggard in love, and a dastard in war, purty; without corrupting, he made a venal was to wed the fair Ellen, of brave Lochinvar. age unanimous.

France - sank beneath him. With one So boldly he enter'd the Netherby Hall, (all, and, he smote the house of Bourbon, and 'Mong bridesmen, and kinsmen, and brothers and wielded, with the other, the democracy of Then spoke the bride's father, his hand on his sword, England, The sight of his mind-was infi. For the poor craven bridegroom said never a word, nite; and his schemes were to affect, not 0 come ye in peace, here, or come ye in war, England, and the present age only, but Europe, and posterity. Wonderful were the Or to dance at our bridal, young Lord Lochinvar?" means, by which these schemes were accom- "I long woo'd your daughter, my suit you denied ; plished, always seasonable, always adequate, Love swells like the Solway, but ebbs like its tide; the suggestions of an understanding, ani- And now am I come, with this lost love of mine, mated by ardor, and enlightened by prophety To tread but one measure, drink one cup of wine.

The ordinary feelings, which rende: life amiable, and indolent, were unknown to him. There are maidens in Scotland, more lovely by far, No domestic difficulty, no domestic weakness That would gladly be bride to the young Lochinreached him; but, aloof from the sordid oc var." currences of life, and unsullied by its inter- The bride kiss'd the goblet, the knight took it up, course, he came, occasionally, into our system, He quaff'd off the wine, and he threw down the cup. 60 counsel, and to decide. A character so she look'd down to blush, and she look'd up to sigh, exalted, so strenuous, so various, and so authoritative, astonished a corrupt age; and the With a smile on her lip, and a tear in her eye. Treasury trembled at the name of Pitt, thro' He took her soft hand, ere her mother could tan; all her classes of venality. Corruption ima- “ Now tread we a measure, "said young Lochinver. gined, indeed, that she had found defects in So stately his form, and so lovely her face, This statesman; and talked much of the ruin That never a hall such a galliard did grace; of his victories; but the history of his country, while her mother did fret, and her father asa fame, and the calamities of the enemy, refuted her.

Nor were his political abilities—his only And the bridegroom—siood dongling his bonnet talents: his eloquence-was an era—in the and plume,

[ter by far, senate; peculiar, and spontaneous, familiarly And the bride maidens whispered, “ T were betexpressing gigantic sentiments, and instinc- To have match'd our fair cousin, with young tive wisdom; not like the torrent of Demos

Lochinvar." thenes, or the splendid conflagration of Tully, it resembled sometimes the thunder, and one touch to her hand, and one word in her ear, sometimes the music of the spheres. He did Whez: they reach'd the hall door, and the charger not, like Murray, conduct the understanding

stood near, through the painful subtlety of argumenta- So light to the croupe, le fair lady he swung, tion, nor was he, like Townshend, forever on So light to the saddle, before her he sprung, the rack of exertion; but, rather, lightened “She's won, we are gone, over bank, bush, and upon the subject, and reached the point by flashings of the mind, which, like those of his

scaur,

(young Lochinvar. eye, were felt, but could not be followed. They'll have swift steeds that follow," quoth

Upon the whole, there was something in There was mounting 'mong Græmes of the Nether. this man, that could create, subvert, or re

by clan,

(they ran, form; an understanding, a spirit, and an eloquence, to summon mankind to society, or to Fosters, Fenwicks, and Musgraves, they rode ará break the bonds of slavery asunder, and to There was racing, and chasing on Cannobie Lee, rule the wilderness of free minds with un- But the lost bride of Netherby ne'er did they see. bounded authority, something that could So daring in love, and so gallant in war, (ir var? establish, or overwhelm empires, and strike Have you e'er heard of gallant like young Locha blow in the world, which should resound throughout the universe.-Grattan.

The good merchant wrongs not the buyer

in number, weight, or measure. These are Reward him for the noble deed, just Heaven! the landmarks of all trading, which must not For this one action, guard him, and distinguish him, be removed: for such cosenage were worse With signal mercies and with great deliverances; than open feiony. First, because they rob 9 Save him from wrong, adversity and shame:

man of his purse, and never bid him stand. Let never-fading honor flourish round him,

Secondly, because highway thieves defy, but

these pretend, justice. Thirdly, as much as And consecrate his name ev'n lo lime's end :

lies in their power, they endeavor to make Let him know nothing but good on earth, God accessory to their cosenage, deceiving, And everlasting blesse Iness hereafter.

by pretending his weights

710, EVT.OGIUM OX KOSCIUSKO.

erty, and independence, was a irork of as much Speech of Gen. W. H. Harrison, the ninth President, in the condithculty, as danger. But, to a mind like Koscigress of the United States, in the year 1918, on a motion to adopt usko's, the difficulty, and danger of an enterprise

-served as stimulants to the undertaking. soino public testimony of respect for the memory of General

The annals of those times-give us no detail. Thudeus Kosciusko.

ed account of the progress of Kosciusko, in ac: The public papers-have announced an event, complishing his great work, from the period of which is well calculated—10 excite the sympathy his return io America, to the adoption of the new of every American bosom. KosciuSKO, the constitution of Poland, in 1791. This interval, miriyr of Liberty, is no more! We are inforin- however, of apparent inaction, was most usefully ed, thai he died at Soleure, in France, some time employed to illumine the mental darkness, which October last.

enveloped his countrymen. To stimulate the ig in tracing the events--of this great man's life, norant and bigoted peasantry with the hope of We find in him that consistency of conduct, which future emancipation–10 leach a proud, bui gal sine more t) be admired, as it is so rarely to be lant nobility, that true glory is only to be found, net with. He was not. at one time, the friend of in the pallis and duties of patriotism;-interests the markind, and at another, ihe instrument of their most opposed, prejudices--the most stubborn, and oppression; but he preserved, throughout his habiis-the most inveterate, were reconciled, dis whole carcer, those noble principits, which dissipated, and broken, by the ascendancy of his

guished himu in its commencement; which in- virtues and example. The storm, which he had Huenced him, at an early period of his life. 10 foreseen, and for which he had been preparing, leave his country-and his friends, and, in another at length burst upon Poland. A feeble and unhemisphere, io fight-for the righisof humanity: popular government

bent before its fury, and Kosciusko was born, and educated, in Poland; submitted itself to the Russian yoke of the inva(of a noble, and distinguished family.) a country, der. But the nation disdained to follow its examwhere the distinct.ons in society are. perhaps, ple; in their extremity, every eye was turned on carried to greater lengths, than in any other. His the hero, who had alreatly foughi their battles, the Creator hou, however, endowed him with a soul sage, who had enlightened them, and the patrioi, capable of rising above the narrow prejudices who had set the example of personal sacrificesoi a caste, and breaking the shackles, which a to accomplish the emancipation of the people. Vicious education had imposed on his mind. Kosciusko-was unaniinously appointed gener. When he was very young, he was inforned, by alissimo of Poland, with unlimited powers, unul the voice or Fame, that ihe standard of liberty the eneiny should be driven from the country. On had been crected in America--that on insulted his virtue, the nation reposed with the uunosi con. and oppressed people--had determined to be free, fidence; and it is some consolation to reflect, or perish--in the attempt. His ardent and gen- amidst the general depravity of mankind, that crous mind--canghi, with enthusiasm, the holy iwo instances, in the same age, have occurred, fame, and from that moment he became the dovo- where powers of this kind were employed-soleled soldier of liberty. His rank in the American !y for the purposes for which they were given. I army-afforded him no opportunity--greatly 10 is not my intention, sir, to follow the Polish chief distinguish himself. But he was remarkable

-throughout the career of victory, which, for a through his service, for all the qualities which considerable time, crowned his efforts. Guided adorn the human character. His heroic valor in by his talents, and led by his valor, his undiscip the field, could only be equaled-by his modera- lined, ill-armed militia-charged, with effect, the lon and ailability, in the walks of private life. veteran Russian and Prussian ; the mailed cuiIle was idolized by the soldiers-for his bravery, rassiers of the great Frederic, for the first ume and beloved and respected by the orficers, for the broke-and fled before the lighter, and more apgoodness of his heart, and the great qualities of propriate cavlasy of Poland. Hope filled the his mind.

breasts of the patriots. After a long night, the Contributing greatly, by his exertions, to the es- dawn of an apparently glorious day-broke upon tablishment of the independence of America, he Poland. But to the discerning eye of Kosciusko, in ghi have remained, and shared the blessings it the right which it shed-was of that sickly, and dispensed, under the protection of a chief, who portentous appearance, indicating a storm more loved and honored him, and in the bosom of a dreadrul than that, which he had resisted. grateful and affectionate people. Kosciusko had, He prepared 10 meet it with firmness, but with however, other views. It is not known, that ul- means entirely inadequate. To the advantages U the period I am speaking of, he hud formed any of numbers, of tactics, of discipline, and inexdistinci idea-of what could, or indeed what ought haustible resources, the combined despots had se to be done for his own country. But in the Rev. cured a faction-in the heart of Poland. And if olutionary war, he drank, deeply, of the princi- that country-can boast of having produced its ples, which produced il. In his conversations Washington, it is disgraced also, by giving birui with the intelligent men of our country, he acqui- --10 a second Arnold. The day at length came red new views of the science of government, and which was to decide the fate of a nation and a of the rights of man. He had seen, 100, that, to hero. Heaven, for wise purposes, pernitied that be free, it was only necessary that a nation should it should be the last-of Polish liberty. It was will it, and 10 be happy, it was only necessary decided, indeed, before the battle commenced. that a nation should be free. And was it not pos. The traitor, Poniski, who covered, with a detache cille-lo procure these blessings for Poland! for ment, the advance of the Polish army, abandoned l'o and, ihe country of his birth, which had a his position to the enemy, and retreated. claim to all his efforts, to all his services?

Kosciusko-was astonished, but not dismayed Thai unhappy nation-groaned under a com- The disposition of his army would have done s'ication of evils, which has scarcely a parallel honor to Hannibal. The succeeding conflict wax is history. The mass of people were the abject terrible. When the talents of the general-could slaves of the nobles; the nobles, lorn into factions, no longer direct the mingled mass of combatants, were alternately the instruments, and the victims, the arm of the warrior was brought to the aid of of their power:ul and ambitious neighbors. By his soldiers. He performed prodigies of valor. intrigue, corruption, and force, some of its fairesi The fabled prowess of Ajax in defending the provinces had been separated from the republic, Grecian ships-was realized by the Polish hero. and ihe people, like beasts, transferred to foreign Nor was he badly seconded by his troops. As despois, who were again watching for a favora- long as his voice could guide, or his examp'e fire üle noment-for a second dismemberment. To their valor, they were irresistible. In this une regeneille a people-tus debased, to ohrain for a qual contest-Kosciusko-was 'org seen, and f. Coltry -thus circumsionced, the blessings of lib-i nally-lost-10 their view.

“Ilope-for a season, bade the world-farewell,

712. THE VILLAGE BLACKSMI 1. And Freedom shrieked as Kosciusko fell."

Under a spreading chestnut tree, He fell, covered with wounds, but still survived.

The village smithy stands; A Cossack would have pierced his breast, when The smith, a righıynan is he, an officer interposed. “Suffer him to execute his

With large and smewy hands; purpose," said the bleeding hero; “I am the de

And the muscles of his brawny arms, voted soldier of my country, and will not survive ite liberties." The name of Kosciusko-struck

Are strong, as iron bands. to the heart of the Tartar, like that of Marius His hair is crisp, and black, and long; upon the Cimbrian warrior. The uplifted weap

His face--is like the tan; on-dropped-from his hand. Kosciusko-was conveyed to the dungeons of

His brow-iswet with honest sweat; Petersburgh; and, to the eternal disgrace of the He eams--whate'er he can, Empress Catharine, she made him the object of And looks the whole world in the face, her vengeance, when he could no longer be the ob. ject of her fears. Her more generous son-re

For he owes not any man. stored him to liberty. The remainder of his life- Weck out, week in, from morn till nigli, has been spent in virtuous retirement. Whilst in

You can hear his bellows blow; this situation, in France, an anecdote is related of

You hear hiin swing his heavy sledge, him, which strongly illustrates the command, which his virtues and his services had obtained

With measured beat and slow, over the minds of his countryinen.

Like a sexton, ringing the old kirk chimen In the late invasion of France, some Polish re

When the evening sun is low. giments, in the service of Russia, passed through the village in which he lived. Soine pillaging of

And children, coming home from school, the inhabitants brought Kosciusko from his co

Look in at the

open door; tage. "When I was a Polish soldier," said he, They love to see a flaming forge, addressing the plunderers, " the property of the

And hear the bellows roar, peaceful citizen was respected." * And who art thou," said an officer, "who addressest us with

And catch the burning sparks, that fly this tone of authority ?” "I am Kosciusko."

Like chail--from a threshing-floor There was a magic in the word. It ran from

He goes, on Sunday, to the church, corps to corps, from heart to heart. The march was suspended. They gathered round him, and

And sits among his boys; gazed-with astonishment, and awe-upon the

He hears the parson-pray and preach, Inighty ruin-he presented. “Could it, indeed, He hears his daughter's voice, be their liero," whose fame was identified with

Singing--in the village choir, that of their country? A thousand interesting reflections burst upon their minds; they remember

And it makes his heart rejoice. ed his patriotisın, his devotion to liberty, his tri It sounds to him, like her mother's voice, umphs, and his glorious full. Their iron hearts

Singing-in Paradise ! were softened, and the tear of sensibility trickled do'sn their weather-beaten faces."

He needs must think of her once more, We can easily conceive, sir, what would be

How in the grave she lies; the feeling of the hero himself in such a scene. And with his hard--rough hand he wipes His great heart must have heaved with emotion

A tear from out his eyes. to find himself once more surrounded by the companions of his glory; and that he would have Toiling-rejoicing-sorrowingbeen upon the point of saying to them,

Onward--through life he goes : “ Behold your general, come once more

Each morning-sees some task begin To lead you on to laurel'd victory,

Each evening-sees it close ; To fame, to freedom."

Something attempted--something donc, The delusion could have lasted but for a mo

Has earned a night's repose. ment. He was himself, alas! a miserable crip Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend, ple; and, for them! they were no longer the sol.

For the lesson thou hast taught! diers of but the instruments of ambition

Thus-at the flaming forge of Life, and tyranny. Overwhelmed with grief at the refection, he would retire to his cottage, to mourn

Our fortunes must be wrought; afresh over the miseries of his country.

Thus, on its sounding anvil shaped, Such-was the man, sir, for whose memory I Each burning deed, and thought. ask from an American congress, a slight tribute of respect. Noi, sir, io perpetuate his fame, but There's a tear that falls when we part Our gratitude. His fame-will last as long as lib From a friend whose loss we shall mourn; eriy-remains upon the earth; as long as a vota- There's a tear that flows from the half-brok’n hea:l ry-offers incense upon her aliar, the name of

When we think he may never return-oh, never hosiusko--will be invoked. And if, by the common consent of the world, a temple shall be ereci. I 'Tis hard to be parted from those ed to those, who have rendered most service to With whom we forever could dwell, mankind-if the statue of our great countryman, But biuter, indeed, is the sorrow that tlows ever H’ashington.-shall occupy the place of the “ Most Worthy," that oi Kosciusco will be found by his

When, perhaps, we are saying farewell-for. side, and the wreath of laure-will be entwined There's a fear that brightens the eye with the palm of virtue--10 adom his brow.

Of the friend, when absence is o'er! Oh grief, beyond all other grieis, when fate There's a tear that flows not for sorrow, but joy, First leaves the young hearl-lone and desolato When we meet to be parted no more-oh, never! In the wide world, without that only tie

Then all that in absence we dread For which it lov'd-10 live, or feared—10 die; Is past, and forgotten our pain; Lorn as the hurig-up lule, that ne'er hath spoken For sweet is the tear we at such moments sheil, Since the sad day—its niaster-chord was broken. Whev we behold the lov'd object again--forever

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