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THEN AND NOW—1776-1876.—F. W. Fish.
Looking back a hundred years,
And comparing the now and then,
The country has earnest men,
As ready to wield the pen.
It seems to me that in faithful hearts
The currents yet ebb and flow,
As steady and clear a glow
As a hundred years ago.
It seems to me that in field and forge,
By river and by rill,
In city and hamlet, still
Of Concord and Bunker Hill.
I do not know that the hands are weak,
Or the brain unused to plan;
Or the foot to march in the van;
In vain for a Minute Man.
There are men to-day who would stand alone
On the bridge Horatius kept;
Who would battle with Stark at Bennington
The fires of freedom leapt.
It is better to look back with pride and boast,—
It is well to look ahead;
The future is life instead;
Is truthfully praising the dead.
"GOD IS NOWHERE."
AN ACTUAL OCCURRENCE.
A hard, stern man upon a sick bed lay,
Kind Christian friends, on holiest mission bent,
Angry at last at each persistent call.
With firm refusal he denied them all;
The Saviour's sacred name ho would not hear,
His loving words could find no listening ear.
"Wife, fetch the blackboard and a bit of chalk!
The thin, weak hand that scarce the chalk could hold,
Time crept along—hour after hour passed o'er,