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712. TURKEY, ENGLAND, AND THE UNITED | Europe. It is to the future of my country, that STATES.- Kossuth. No man, aware of the value I devote the activity I have regained, by my of his destiny, can live satisfied, without freedom; liberty from the bondage of Asia ; and this liberty but he, to whom God has given freedom, has got is due, in the first place, to the noble feelings everything; if he has the will to use his freedom of the Sultan of Turkey, who, in spite of the for the developement of his mind and the per- arrogant threats of Russia and Austria, has fection of his happiness. This is the basis, upon protected my life, and that of my companions; which your free country has become a paradise,- and who, at last, raising himself by the magnaou which the eye and the heart may rest with joy, nimity of his inspirations, and his respect for end which must strengthen the desire of every the rights of humanity, above all threats, restored foreigner to become likewise free. During all my me to liberly, in the most dignified manner. Ufe, I had but one leading idea--LIBERTY. It was While expressing my grateful acknowledgments the aim of my life, of my existence, to secure its to Turkey, I would also return my deep felt hlessing to my People; though I knew these thanks for the magnanimous interferences of the blessings but instinctively. Now, I see how Government of Great Britain and that of the liberty ennobles men, and beautifies nature. How United States, in such a high and generous should I not, then, be doubly determined, in manner, supported by the public spirit of the spite of all danger, of all diffculties, to endure, People of both countries, and even sanctioned by to act, to struggle, and, if need be, to die, that the magnanimous resolution of Congress, in ay People may become free? My People, whom obtaining the liberation of myself and of my I can say, with deep felt satisfaction, that there associates. It is, therefore, with the warmest is no people on earth, who better deserve to be free. feelings of a grateful heart, I propose the toast-

But, besides the bliss of liberty, there is also a “ TURKEY-ENGLAND--and the UNITED STATES." glory allotted to you; and this is the proud 712. HungarY'S GREAT STRUGGLES.- Kossuth. position which you hold, not only to bear good Three years ago, yonder house of Austria, which will to those, who do not enjoy that happiness, had chiefly me to thank, for not having been but also, to offer the hand of friendship to their swept away by the revolution of Vienna, in less fortunate brethren. This is indeed a great Marcb, 1848,-having in return, answered by the glory; for liberty raises us to the dignity of men, mobi foul, most sacriligious conspiracy against Being in this position, you, in your national and the chartered rights, freedom, and national exist. individual capacity, are able to carry into prac- ence of my native land, it became my share, tical life, the divine doctrines of our Saviour :- being then a member of the Ministry, with undis. "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.It guised truth, to lay before the Parliament of is only thus that I can explain the grand phe Hungary, the immense danger of our bleeding nomena, that so many noble-minded men, united country. Having made a sketch, which, however in the love and enjoyment of freedom, can all dreadful, could be but a faint shadow of the join in the expression of their sympathy for the horrible reality, I proceeded to explain the terrible principles of freedom, of which they choose to alternation, which our awful destiny left us, after consider me as an humble representative.

a failure of all our attempts to avert the evil. Without liberty, there can exist no lasting social Reluctant to present the neck of the realm to the order, no field for productive labor, no personal deadly snake, aimed at its very life, and anxious security, and no security for property. And if it to bear up against the horrors of fate, and is not the aim of society, to open the fields of manfully to fight the battle of legitimate defence, productive labor, to grant security to persons and --scarcely had I spoken the word, scarcely bad Í property, and thus, to develop man's mind, and added words, that the defence would require ennoble his heart,-if this be not the aim of 200,000 men, and eighty millions of florins, when human society, then I do not know what aim it the spirit of freedom moved through the hall, can have.

How can mankind be contented, and nearly 400 Representatives rose, as one man industrious, and happy, without freedom? But and, lifting up their right arms toward God it is also not without reason, that all classes are solemnly declared—“We GRANT it; FREEDOM! united in sympathy, in order that that liberty, or death." which, under different forms of government, Thus they spoke, and there they swore, in calm but similar institutions, is the bliss and the pride and silent majesty, awaiting what further word of the English race, in both hemispheres, should might fall from my lips. And for myself, it was likewise be allotted to other nations, to enjoy it my duty to speak, but the grandeur of the under a government that best suits their wishes moment, and the rushing waves of sentiment, and their wants. Not without reason is this benumbed my tongue. A burning tear fell from sympathy, -not only because there is a moral my eyes, a sigh of adoration to the Almighty solidarity in the destinies of nations, but also, Lord flushed my lips, and, bowing before the because, where the productive power of a people, majesty of my people, I left the tribunal silently, produces more than they can consume, such a speechless and mute.' (Here Kossuth paused å country must have free intercourse, and an few moments, overpowered by his emotions, and uninterrupted interchange of communication then said,] Pardon me my emotions: the shadows with the world, in order to secure the benefits of of our martyrs passed before my eyes; I heard its labor, that, by the stoppage of one channel, the millions of my native land once more shout. there should arise a plethora, no less dangerous ing-"LIBERTY! Or DEATA.” than consumption. Now, without the liberty of As I was then, so I am now : I thank you, Europe, there is no such liberty of trade; which gentlemen, for the generous sympathy, with all despots fear, because the liberty of commerce which, in my undeserving person, you honored is the great vehicle of political liberty. Freedom the bleeding, the oppressed, but noi broken Hun. to trade-is only possible with freedom in Europe. gary; and I thank you warmly for the ray of It is fortunate, as well as glorious, when the hope, which the sympathy of your people casts on matorial interests of a great nation are identical the night of our fato. But the words fail me; with the interests of the freedom of the world. not only for want of a knowledge of your lanThis is a Providential Law. Even a single guage, but chiefly because my sentiments are community can but enjoy welfare and security, deep, and fervent, and true. The tongue of man when the interests of the whole country are in is powerful enough to render the ideas which barmony with the interests of the individuals. the human intellect conceives; but in the realm

The people of Hungary have a future, because of true and deep sentiments, it is but a weak they have vitality and deserve to live; because interpreter; these are ine: pressible, l'ae the end heir independence is necessary to the freedom of less glory of the Omnipoteii!!


714. THE FREEMAN. ancient republics of Greece and Rome, ora- He is the freeman, whom the truth makes free, tory-was a necessary branch of a finished and all are slaves, besides. There's not a chain, education. A much smaller proportion of That hellish foes, confederate for his harm, the citizens were educated, than among us; Can wind around hirr, but he casts it off, but of these-a much larger number became orators. No man-could hope for distinction, With as much ease, as Samson, his green withes, or intluence, and yet slight this art. The He looks abroad into the varied field commanders of their armies were orators, of nature, and, though poor, perhaps, compared as well as soldiers, and ruled-as well by With those, whose mansions glitter in his sight, their rhetorical, as by their military skill. Calls the delightful scenery all his own. There was no trusting with themas with tls, to a natural facility, or the acquisition of His—are the mountains, and the valeys his, an accidental fluency-by actual practice.

And the resplendent rivers. His to enjoy, But they served an apprenticeship to the With a propriery, that none can feel, art. They passed through a regular course But who, with filial confidence inspired, of instruction in schools. They submitted to can list to heaven an unpresumptuous eye, long, and laborious discipline. They ex. And smiling say—“ My Father made them al.!” ercised themselves frequently, both before equals, and in the presence of teachers, who are they not his, by a peculiar right, criticised, reproved, rebuked, excited emula- And, by an emphasis of interest, his, tion, and left nothing undone, which art, and Whose eye--they fill with tears of holy joy, perseverance could accomplish. The great. Whose heart, with praise, and whose exalted mind, est orators of antiquity, so far from being with worthy thoughts of that unwearied love, favored by natural tendencies, except indeed, That plann'd, and built, and still upholds, a world, in their high intellectual endowments, had to struggle against natural obstacles; and, in- So clothed in beauty-for rebellious man! stead of growing up, spontaneously, to their Yes: ye may fill your garners-ye that reap unrivalled eminence, they forced themselves The loaded soil, and ye may waste mucha good, forward by the most discouraging, artificial In senseless riot; but ye will not find, process. Demosthenes—combatted an impediment

In feast, or in the chase, in song or dance, in speech, an ungainliness of gesture, which A liberty like his, who, unimpeach'd at first-drove him from the forum 'in dis- Or usurpation, and 10 no man's wrong, grace. Cicero-failed, at first, through weak. Appropriates nature, as his Father's work, ness of lungs, and an excessive vehemence of And has a richer use of yours than you. manner, which wearied the hearers, and defeated his own purpose. These defects were

He is, indeed, a freeman. Free, by birth, conquered by study, and discipline. He ex. Of no mean city; plann'd, or ere the hills iled himself from home; and during his ab- Were built, the fountains open'd, or the sea, sence, in various lands, passed not a day with all his roaring multitude of waves. without a rhetorical exercise, seeking the His freedom-is the same in every state ; masters who were most severe in criticism, and no condition of this changeful life, as the surest means of leading him to the per- So manifold in cares, whose every day fection, at which he aimed.

Such, too, was the education of their other Brings its own evil with it, makes it less : great men. They were all, according to their For he has wings, that neither sickness, pain, ability and station, orators; orators, not by Nor penury, can cripple or confine. nature or accident, but by education, formed No nook so narrow, but he spreads them there, in a strict process of rhetorical training; ad. With ease, and is at large. The oppressor holds mired and followed - even while Demosthenes and Cicero were living, and unknown His body bound; but knows not what a range now, only because it is not possible that any, His spirit takes, unconscious of a chain; but the first, should survive the ordeal of ages. And that, to bind him, is a vain attempt,

The inference to be drawn from these ob- Whom God delights in, and in whom he dwella. servations is, that if so many of those, who received an accomplished education, became To-day man 's dressed in gold and silver briell accomplished orators, because, to become so was one purpose of their study'; then, it is in Wrapt in a shroud before to-morrow-right: the power of a much larger proportion among To-day he 's feeding on delicious food, tis, to form themselves into creditable and ac-To-morrow dead, unable to do good! surate speakers. The inference should not be To-day he 's nice, and scorns in seed on cruribs, denied, until proved false by experiment. To-morrow he's himself a dish for worina;

Let this art be made an object of attention, To day he's honor'd, and in vast esteem, and young men train themselves to it, faith-To-morrow not a beggar values him; fully, and long; and if any of competent ta!ents and tolerable science be found, at last, To-day his house, tho' large, he thinks but small, incapable of expressing themselves in con- | To-morrow no command, no house at all; tinued, and connected discourse, so as to an- To-day has forty servants at his gate, swer the ends of public speaking, then, and To-morrow scornd, not one of them will want! not till then, let it be said, that a peculiar To-day perfum’d, as sweet as any rose, talent, or natural aptitude-is requisite, the To-morrow stinks in everybody's ioso; want of which -- must render effort vain; then, and not till then, let us acquiesce in To-day he 's grand, majestic, all delight, this indolent, and timorous notion, which Ghastful and pale before to-morrow night; contrarlicts the whole testimony of antiquity, True, as the Scripture says, “ man's wits a gaur end all the experience of the world. Wirt.' The present moment is the life of mail



dictating peace on a raft to the czar of Russia. Oi He is fa len! We may now pause--before that he was still the saine military despot!

contemplating defeat--at the gallows of Leipsigsplendid prodigy, which towered amongst us, like In this wonderful combination, his affectations some ancient ruin, whose frown-terrified the of litera:ure must not be omitted. The jailer glance its magnificence attracted. Grand, gloomy of the press, he affected the patronage of letters; and peculiar, he sat upon the throne a sceptred the proscriber of books, he encouraged philosohermit, wrapı-in the solitude of his own ori- phy-the persecutor of authors, and the murderer ginality. A mind, bold, independent, and decis- of printers, he yet pretended to the protection of ive-a'wiil, despotic : its dictatesman energy, learning ! ine assassin of Palm, the silencer of that distanced expedition, and a conscience-plia- De Stael, and the denouncer of Kotzebue, he was ble to every touch of interest, marked the outline the friend of David, the benefactor of De Lille, of this extraordinary character,-the most extra- and sent his academic prize to the philosopher of ordinary, perhaps, that in the annals of this world, England. Such a inedley of contradicions, and ever rose, or reigned, or fell. Flung into lise, in at the same time such an individual consistency, the midst of a revolution, that quickened every were never united in the same character. A energy of a people who acknowledge no superior, royalist-a republican, and an emperor—a Mohe commenced his course, a stranger by birth, hammedan--a catholic and a patron of the synaand a scholar by charity: With no friend, burgogue-a subaltern and a sovereign-a traitor Lis sword, and no fortune, but his talents, he and a tyrant-a chrisuan and an intidel-he was, rushed in the list-where rank, and wealth, and through all his vicissitudes, the same stern, imgenius-had arrayed themselves, and competi- patient, inflexible original—ihe same mysterious, uion-fled from him, as from the glance of desti- incomprehensible seli-the man--without a modny. He knew no motive, but interest-hie ac el, and without a shadow.-Phillips. knowledged no criterion, but success--he worshiped no God, but ambition, and, with an eastern

716. THE BEAUTIES OF NATURE. Pause, devotion, he kneli-ar the shrine of his idolatry: for a while, ye travelers on the earth, to con Subsidiary to this, there was no creed, that he template the universe, in which you dwell, did not profess, there was no opinion, that he did and the glory of him, who created it. What not promulgate; in the hope of a dynasty, he up- a scene of wonders—is here presented to held the crescent; for the sake of a divorce, he your view! If beheld with a religious eye, bowed before the cross: the orphan of St. Louis, what a temple—for the worship of the Alhe became the adopted child of the republic: and mighty! The earth is spread out before you, with a parricidal ingratitude, on the ruins--both reposing amidst the desolation of winter, or of the throne, and tribune, he reared the lirone clad in the verdure of spring-smiling in of his despotism. A professed catholic, he im- the beauty of suinmer, or loaded with autum prisoned the pope; a pretended patriot, he impov- nal Pruit;--opening to an endless variety of erished the country; and in the name of Brutus, beings—the treasures of their Maker's goodshame, the diadem of the Cesars! Through this ness, and ministeriny subsistence, and coin. pantonime of policy, fortune played the clown to fort to every creature that lives. The heav. nis caprices. At his touch, crowns crumbled, beg. ens, also, declare the glory of the Lord. The gars reigned, systems vanished, the wildest theo sun cometh forth from his chambers—to scat ries took the color of his whim, and all that was ter the shades of night-inviting you to the venerable, and all that was novel, changed pla- renewal of your labors-adorning, the face ces with the rapidity of a drama. Even appa- of nature-and, as he advances to his meri rent defeat--assumed the appearance of victory-dian brightness, cherishing every herb, and his flight from Egypt confirmed his destiny-ruin every flower, that springeth from the bosoma itsell--only elevated him to empire. But if his of the earth. Nor, when he retires again fortune was great, his genius was transcendent; from your view, doth he leave the Creator decision-flashed upon his councils; and it was without a witness. He only hides his own the same to decide-and to perform. To inferior splendor, for a while, to disclose to you a impossible, his plans perfectly impracticable ; but, more glorious scene—to show you the imin his hands simplicity-marked their develop mensity of space, filled with worlds unnum. ment, and success - vindicated their adoption. bered, that your imaginations may wander, His person--purtook of the character of his mind; without a limit, in the vast creation of God. is the one--never yielded in the cabinet, the oth What a field is here opened, for the exerer-never bent in ihe field. Nature—had no ob- cise of every pious emotion! and how irrestacle, that he did not surmount, space-no op- sistibly do such contemplations as these, position, that he did not spurn; and whether amid awaken the sensibility of the soul! Here, is Alpine rocks, Arabian sands, or Polar snows, he infinite power—to impress you with aweseemed proof against peril, and empowered with here is infinite wisdorn-to fill you with adubiquity! The whole continent-trembled-at miration here is infinite goodness—to call heholding the audacity of his designs, and the forth your gratitude, and love. The corres to the prodigies of his performance; romance pondence between these great objects, and assumed the air of history; nor was there aught the affections of the human heart, is estab100 incredible for belief, or too fanciful--for ex: lished by nature itself; and they need only to reciation, when the world-saw a subaltern of be placed before us, that every religious feels Corsica-waving his imperial fag-over her most ing may be excited.—Moodie ancient capitals. All the visions of antiquity There is so great a fever in goodness, that became commonplaces in his contemplation; the dissolution of it must cure it: novelty is kings were his people-nations were his outposts; only in request; and it is as dangerous to be and he disposed of com.s, and crowns and aged in any kind of course, as it is virtuous camps, and churches, an, cabinets, as if they to be constant in any undertaking. There

titular dignitaries is the chess-board! Ainid all these changes, he stood-iummutable- is scarce truth enough alive to make socias adamant.

eties secure; but security enough to make It mattered little, whether in the field, or in the fellowships accursed; much upon this riddrawing-room--with the mo!, or the levee - dle runs the wisdom of the world. This wrarines cobin bonnet, or the iron crown- news is old enough, yet it is every day's sus::en" & a Bragarza, o' espousing a Hapsburg- news. --Shakspeure.



719. MATERNAL AFFECTIon. Woman's It is the hush of night; and all between (clear, charms are certainly many and powerful. Thy margin, and the mountains, dusk, yet. The expanding rose, just bursting into beau. Mellow'd, and mingling, yet distinctly seen,

ty, has an irresistible bewitchingness; the Save darkened Jura, whose capped heights ap- meneal altar, awakens admiration and inter

blooming bride, led triumphantly to the hyPrecipitously steep; and drawing near, (pear est, and the blush of her cheek fills with deThere breathesma living fragrance from the light ;--but the charm of maternity, is moro whore,

(eur, sublime than all these. of flowers--yet fresh with childhood; on the

Heaven has imprinted, in the mother's face. Brops the light drip of the suspended oar, (more. which claims kindred with the skies,--the

something beyond this world, something or chirps the grasshopper-one good-raght carol angelic smile, the tender look, the wakiruz

He is an evening reveller, who makes watchful eye, which keeps its fond vigil over Bis life--an infancy, and sings his fill!

her slumbering babe. At intervals, some bird-from out the brakes

These are objects, which neither the pencil

nor the chisel, can touch, which poetry fails Starts into voice, a moment, then, is still.

to exalt, which the most eloquent tongue, in There seems a floating whisper, on the hill, vain, would eulogize, and on which all deBut that is fancy, for the starlight dews scription becomes ineffective. In the heart of All silently, their tears of love instill,

man lies this lovely picture; it lives in his Weeping themselves away, lill they infusc,

sympathies; it reigns in his affections; his eye Deep into Nature's breast, the spirit of her hues. looks around in vain for such another objeci

on earth. The sky is changed! and such a change! 0 Maternity, extatic sound! so twined round night,

(strong! our hearts, that they must cease to throb, err And storm, and darkness, ye are wondrous we forget it! 'tis our first love; 'tis part oi Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light

our religion. Nature has set the mother upof a dark eye in woman! Far along,

on such a pinnacle, that our infant eyes, and

arms, are first uplifted to it; we cling to it From peak to peak, the rattling crags among, in manhood; we almost worship it in old age. Leaps the live thunder! not from one lone cloud: He, who can enter an apartment, and belold But every mountain—now hath found a tongue, the tender babe, feeding on its mother's beau.

And Jura answers through her misty shroud, ty--nourished by the tide of life, which tlowg Back to the joyous Alps, who call to her aloud: through the generous veins, without a panto

ing bosom and a grateful eye, is no man, but And this is in the night : Most glorious night!

a monster. Thou wert not sent for slumber! Let me be

720. TO MARY IN HEAVEN. A sharer in thy fierce, and far delight,

Thou lingering star, with less'ning ray, A portion of the tempest, and of thee!

That lov'st to greet the early morn, How the lit lake shines! a phosphoric sea !

Again, thou usher'st in the day, And the big rain comes dancing to the earth!

My Mary, from my soul was torn. And now again—'tis black, and now, the glee o, Mary: dear departed shade ! of the loud hills-shakes with its mountain

Where is thy place of blissful rest? mirth,


Seest thou thy lover, lowly laid ? As if they did rejoice o'er a young earthquake's

Hear'st thou the groans, that rend his breast 1 Now, where the swift Rhone-cleaves his way That sacred hour-can I forget, between

(parted Can I forget the hallow'd grove. Heights, which appear as lovers, who have Where, by the winding Ayr we met, In bate, whose mining depths-so intervene,

To live one day of parting love ! That they can meet no more, though broken- Eternity-will not efface hearted:


Those records dear, of transports past ;
Though in their souls, which thus each other Thy image, at our last embrace !
Love was the very root-of the fond rage,

Ah! little thought we, 'twas our last ! Which blighted their life's bloom, and then, Ayr, gurgling, kissed his pebbled shore, departed!

O'erhung with wild woods' thick’ning green ; Itself expired, but leaving them an age (wage! The fragrant birch, and hawthorn hoar, of years, all winters! war-within themselves to

Twin'd amorous round the raptur'd scene Now, where the quick Rhone thus hath cleft The flowers sprang-wanton to lre prest, his way,

[stand: The birds sang love-on every spray, The mightiest of the storms hath taken his Till too, too soon, the glowing west For here, not one, but many, make their play,

Proclaim'd the speed of winged day. And fling their thunderbolts from hand to hand, still o'er these scenes my mem'ry wakes, Flashing and cast around! of all the band,

And fondly broods, with miser care! The brightest through these parted hills hath Time, but the impression deeper makes, His lightnings, as if he did understand, [forked

As streams-their channels deeper wear. That in such gaps as desolation worked,

My Mary! dear departed shade! There the hot shaft should blast whatever there

Where is thy place of blissful rest ? in luarked.—Byron.

Seest thou thy lover lowly laid ? Earth smil'a around, with boundless bounty blest, Hear'st thou the groans that rend his breast 1 And Heaven-beholds its image-in his breast.

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Remember you've worn them; and stist can I be Now-is the winter-of our discontent

To take all my trinkets, and not to take me ? Made glorious summer-by this sun of York ; Nay, don't throw them at me!-You'lı breakAnd all the clouds, that lower'd upon our house,

do not start

(heart! In the deep bosom-of the ocean-buried : I don't mean my gifts—but you will break my Now, are our brows -- bound with victorious Not have me! Not love me! Not go to the church! wreaths;

Sure, never was lover so left in the lurch! Our lruised arms-hung up for monuments : My brain is distracted, my feelings are hurt; Our stern alarumg-chang'd to merry meetings, Oh, madam, don't lempt me to call you—a fint. Our dreadful marches-to delightful measures : Remember my letters; my passion they told Grim-visag'd war-hath smooth'd his wrinkled Yes, all sorts of letters, save letters of gold; front;

The amount of my notes, too-the notes that I And now-instead of mounting barbed steeds,

penned, To fright the souls-of fearful adversaries, Not bank notes-no, truly, I had none to send ! He capers nimbly-in a lady's chamber,

Not have me! Not love me! And is it, then To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.

That opulent Age is the lover for you? (trte But I-that am not shap'd-for sportive tricks,

'Gainst rivalry's bloom I would strive-'tis too Nor made, to court an amorous looking-glass;

To yield to the terrors of rivalry's crutch. (much I, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's maTo strut before a wanton, ambling nymph;[jesty, But, madam, you are not worth fighting about ;

Remember-remember I might call him out; 1, that am curtail'd--of this fair proportion,

My sword shall be stainless, in blade, and in hilt, Cheated of feature-by dissembling nature,

I thought you a jewel-I find you-a jilt. Deformid, unfinish'd. sent, before my time,

723. DESERTED WIFE. Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, He comes nol-I have watched the moon go down, And that-so lamely, and unfashionably, But yet, he comes not.-Once, it was not so. That dogs bark at me, as I halt by them;

He thinks not, how these bitter tears do flow, Why I, in this weak-piping time of peace, The while he holds his riot in that town. Have no delight to pass away the time;

Yet he will come, and chide, and I shall weep; Unless to spy iny shadow--in the sun,

And he will wake my infant from its sleep, And descant--on mine own deformity;

To blend its feeble wailing with my tears. And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, 0! how I love a mother's watch to keep, (cheers To entertain these fair--well spoken days, Over those sleeping eyes, that smile, which I am deterinined to prove--a villain,

My heart, though sunk in sorrow, fix'd, and deep. And hate the idle pleasures of these days. I had a husband once, who loved ne ;-now, Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous,

He ever wears a frown upon his brow, By drunken prophecies, libels, and dreams, And feeds his passion-on a wanton's lip, To set my brother Clarence, and the king, As bees, from laurel flowers, a poison sip; In deadly hate--the one, against the other: But yet, I cannot hate--0! there were hours, And if king Edwald-be as true and just, When I could hang, forever, on his eye, As I am subtle, false, and treacherous,

And time, who stole, with silent swiftness by, 7'his day--should Clarence closely be mew'd np; Strew'd, as he hurried on, his path with flowers About a prophecy, which says that G (George) I loved him then-he loved me too. My heart Of Edward's heir-the murderer shall be.(comes. Still finds its fondness kindle, if he smile; Dive, thoughts, down to my soul; here Clarence The memory of our loves-will ne'er depart; 722. THE REJECTED.

And though he often sting me with a dart, Noe have me! Not love me! Oh, what have I Venom'd, and barb'd, and waste upon the vile Sure, never was lover so strangely misled. [said ? Caresses, which his babe and mine should share; Najected! and just when I hoped to be blessed: Though he should spurn me, I will calmly bear

His madness,-and should sickness come, and You can't be in earnest! It must be a jest.

Its paralyzing hand upon him, then, (lay Remember-remember how often I've knelt,

I would, with kindness, all my wrongs repay, Explicitly telling you all that I felt,

Until the penitent should weep, ana say, And talked about poison, in accents so wild,

How injured, and how faithful I had been! So very like torture, you started--and smiled.

DISCOVERIES. From time to time, a Not have me! Not love mc! Oh, what have I chosen hand, sometimes directed by chance, All natural nourishment did I not shun?[ done? but more coinmonly guided by retiection, er My figure is wasted; my spirits are lost; (ghost. periment and research, touches a spring, ull And my eyes are deep suink, like the eyes of a then un perceived; and through what seemed

á blank and impenetrable wall,--the barrier Remember, remember-ay, madam, you must-- to all further progress--a door is thrown I once was exceedingly stout, and robust; open into some before unexplored hall in the I rode by your palfrey, I came at your call,

sacred temple of truth. The multitude rush. And nightly went with you, to banquet and ball. es in, and wonders that the portals could Not havc me! Nou love me! Rejected! Refusėd: brilliant discovery or invention is proclaimed,

have remained concealed so long. When a Sure, never was lover so strangely ill-used! men are astonished to think how long they Consider my presents--I don't mean to boast- had lived on its confines, without penctrating Bui, madam. consider the money they cost!

its nature.

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