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707. THE STREAM OF LIFE. Life-bears | In park, in city, yea, in routs and balls, [wild us on like the stream of a mighty river. Our The hai was worn, and borne. Then fold; 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
And questions passed about-how one so trim
grassy border. The trees shed their blossoms over our youth His caput--in a covering so vilė.
In coats, boots, pumps, gloves, trousers, could heads, the flowers, on the brink, seem to
(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, or 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 food, and amid objects | Who said—but hold--no matter what was said, more striking, and magnificent. We are ani. A time may coine, when I-away--away-mated by the moving picture of enjoyment, Not till the season's ripe, can I reveal and industry, which passes before us; we | Thoughts that do lie too deep for compion minus, 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. ne 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 company was shunned—I was alone! hastens towards its home, till the roaring of None would associate with such a hatthe 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 She, that I loved, within whose gentle breast lessen from our eyes, and the floods are lifted I treasured up my heart, looked cold as death.-up 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, some turned aside is no witness, but the Intinite 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 instinct's 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
Mistook me for a beggar--and they barked.
permanent ? 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. [dogs, 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 months went round, abiding inheritance, but in the hope of a better world, and to whom even that world The period was accomplished and 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 transferr'a have obtained in his mercies.
To the possecsion of a wandering son708. THE OLD HAT.
Of Israel's fated race-and friends once inore 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 niore 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 assined Being sheltered from the weather, spite of all A bran new beaver of the Andre mould; The want (as has been said,) of brim.
And then the laugh was mine, for then came qui A change came o'er the color of my hat.
The secret of this strangeness,-'twas a RET. That, which was black, grew brown, and then What are riches. empire, pow't, Wen stared
But larger means to gratify the will ? With both their eyes (they stared with one before); The steps on which we tread, to rise and reaca 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 end, Be worn, by one who might—but let that pass! Of sceptres, crowns, and thrones; they have I had my reasons, which might be revealed, And are, like lumber, to be left and 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 vest to life, when they are those Green spring, and flowery summer-autumn Nought else, can fan arighi 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 wnerewith to pay, As till, through all the s asons of two years, Provides a house from which to run away.
708. CHARACTER OF Pirt. The secre
1709. LOCHIYVAR. vary-stood alone; modern degeneracy-had | young Lochinvar is come out of the west, not reached him. Original, and waccom- Thro all the wide border, his steed was the bestmodating, the features of his characterhad the hardihood of antiquity. His august mind and save his good broadsword, he weapon had verawed majesty; and one of his sovereigns He rode all unarmed, and he rode all alone. [none, thought royalty--so impaired in his presence, So faithful 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 brot overbearing, persuasive, and impractic- But ere he alighied, at Netherby gate, (none avie, his object—was England, his ambition The bride had consented, the gallant came late. was fame. Without dividing, he destroyed For a laggard in love, and a dastard in war, party; without corrupting, he made a venal Was to wed the fair Ellen, of brave Lochinvar. ige unanimous. France - sank beneath him. With one
So boldly he enter'd the Netherby Hall, [all, land, 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 nevera word, nite; and his schemes were to affect, not " () come ye in peace, here, or come ye
war, England, and the present age only, but Europe, and posterity. Wonderful were the Or to dance at our lvridal, young Lord Lochinvarm 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 prophecy. To tread but one measure, drink one cup of wine.
The ordinary feelings, which rende: lite 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. to 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 bar; all her classes of venality. Corruption ima- “Now tread we a measure," said young Lochinvar. 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 free, and her father a:a fume, and the calamities of the enemy, refuted her.
Nor were his political abilities—his only And the bridegroom-stood dangling his lori.net talents: his eloquence--was an era--in the and plume,
[ter ly ar, senate; peculiar, and spontaneous, familiarly And the bride maidens whispered, “ T were Letexpressing 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, sornetimes 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. „Je 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
[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 Netherthis man, that could create, subvert, or reform; an understanding, a spirit, and an elo
(they rain, quence, to summon mankind to society, or to Fosters, Fenwicks, and Musgraves, they rode and break the bonds of slavery asunder, and to There was racing, and chasing on Cannobie Lea, 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, [invar? 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 rot 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 a 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 to time's end :
lies in their power, they endeavor to make Let him know nothing but good on earth, God accessory to their cosenaye, decriving, And everlasting blessedness hereafter.
by pretending his weights.
erty, and independence, was a work of as much Speech of Gen. W. H. Harrison, the ninth President, in the Cons difficuliy, 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 enterpriso some public testimony of respect for the memory of General --served as stimulants to the undertaking.
The annals of those times--give us no detail. Thaddeus Kosciusko.
ed account of the progress of Kosciusko, in acThe public papers-have announced an event, complishing his great work, from the period of which is well calculated-to 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, martyr of Liberty, is no more! We are inform- however, of apparent inaction, was most usefully cd, that he died at Soleure, m France, some tinie employed to illumine the mental darkness, which in October last.
enveloped his countrymen. To stimulate the ig In tracing the events--of this great man's life, norant and bigotted peasantry with the hope of we find in him, that consistency or conduct. which future emancipation--10 teach a proud, but galis the more to 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 paths and duties of patriotism;-interesis the mankind, and at another, the instrument of their most opposed, prejudices--the most siubborn, and oppression; but be preserved, throughout his habits--the most inveterate, were reconciled, diswhole carcer, those noble principles, whieh dis- sipated, and broken, by the ascendancy of his tinguished him in its commencement; which in- virtues and example. The storm, which he had fluenced him, at an early period of his life, to foreseen, and for which he had been preparing, leave his country--and his friends, and, in another at lengih burst upon Poland. A feeble and un. hemisphere, to fight for the rights of 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 iis examwhere the distinctions 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 already fonghi their battles, the Creator had, liowever, endowed him with a soul sage, who had enlightened them, and the patrioi, capable of rising above the narrow prejudices wlio bad set the example of personal sacrifices of a caste, and breaking the shackles, which a to accomplish the emancipation of the people. vicious education had imposed on his mind. Kosciusko-was unanimously appointed gener: When he was very young, he was informed, by alissimo ot' Poland, wiil: unlimited powers, ini. the voice of Fame, that the standard of liberty the eneiny should be driven from the country. On had been erected in America-that an insulied his virtue, the nation reposed with the utmost conand 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 depravily of mankind, that erous mind-canght, withi enthusiasm, the holy two instances, in the same age, have occurred, flame, and from that inoment he became the dovo- where powers of this kimi were employed-soleled soldier of liberty. His rank in the American ly for the purposes for which they were given. I! army--afforded him no opportunity---greatly to is not my intention, sir, io 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. Liis heroic valor in by his talents, and led by his valor, his undiscipthe field, could only be equaled-by his modera- lined, ill-armed militia--charged, with effect, the lion and affability; in the walks of private life. veteran Russian and Prussian; the mailed cuiHe was idolized by the soldiers—for his bravery, rassiers of the great Frederic, for the first time, and beloved and respected by the officers, for the broke-and before the lighter, and more apgoodness of his heart, and thie great qualities of propriate cavry of Poland. Hope filled the his mind.
breasts of the patriois. After a long night, the Contributing greatly, by his exertions, to the es- dawn of an apparently glorious day-broke upon tablishment of ihe independence of America, he Poland. But to the discerning eye of Kosciusko, might have remained, and shared the blessings it the light which it shed--was of that sickly, and dispensed, under the protection of a chief, who portentous appearance, indicating a storni more loved and honored him, and in the bosom of a dreadrul than thai, 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 un- means entirely madequate. To the advantages til the period I am speaking of, he had formed any of numbers, of tactics, of discipline, and inexdistici idea-of what could, or indeed what ought haustible resources, the combined despots had seto be done--for his own country. But in the Rev. cured a faction in the litart of Poland. And, if olutionary war, he drank. deeply, of the princi- that couniry--can boast of having produced its ples, which produced it. In his conversations Washington, it is disgraced also, by giving biru 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. lle had seen, 100, that, 10 hero. Heaven, for wise purposes, permitted that be free, it was only necessary that a nation should it should be the last-of Polish liberty. It was will it, and to 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 detachsible-10 procure these blessings for Poland! for ment, the advance of the Polish army, abandoned Poland, the country of his birth, which had a his position to the enemy, and retreated. elaim to all his efforis, to all his services?
Kosciusko-was astonished, but lot dismayed That unhappy nation-groaned under a com- The disposition of his army would have done ofication of evils, which has scarcely a parallel honor to Hannibal. Tne succeeding confiict was i.. history. The mass of people--were the abject terrible. When the talents of the general-could slaves of the nobles; the nobles, torn into factions, no longer direct the mingled mass of combatants, were alternately the instruments, and the victims, the arm of thie warrior was brought to the aid of of their powerful and ambitious neighbors. By his soldiers. He performed prodigies of valor. intrigue, corruption, and force, some of its fairest The fabled prowess of Ajax in defending the provinces had been separated from the republic, Grecian ships-was realized by the Polish hero. and the people, like beasts, transferred to foreign Nor was he badly seconded by his troops. A. despois, who were again watching for a favora- long as his voice could guide, or his cxample fire Sle moment-for a second dismembermeni. To their valor, they were irresistible. In this uneregenerate a people-thus debased, to obtain for a qual contest--Kosciusko-was org seen, and fi courir -ilus circumstanced, the blessings of lib- | nally-lost-10 their view.
" Hope--for a season, bade the world-farewell,
712. THE VILLAGE BACKSMII I. 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 mighty man 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 its liberties." The name of Kosciusko-struck
Are strong, as iron bands. 10 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-is wet with honest sweat; Petersburgh; and, to the eternal disgrace of the
He earns--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
For he owes not any man. ject of her fears. Her more generous son-rektored him to liberty. The remainder of his life- Week out, week in, from morn till night, has been spent in virtuous retirement. Whilst in
You can lear his bellows blow; this situation, in France, an anecdote is related of him, which strongly illustrates the command,
You hear hiin swing his heavy sledge, which his virtues and his services had obtained
With measured beat and slow, over the minds of his countrymen.
Like a sexton, ringing the old kirk chimex In the late invasion of France, some Polish re
ning sun is low. giments, in the service of Russia, passed through the village in which he lived. Some pi Daging of
And children, coming home from school, the inhabitants brought Kosciusko from his col
Look in at the open door; tage. “When I was a Polish soldier," said he, They love to gee 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 chaff--from a threshing-floor There was a magic in the word. It ran from
Hardes, on Sunday, to the church, corps to corps, from heart to heart. The march was suspended. They gathered round him, and
Apd sits among his boys; gazed--with astonishment, and awe-upon the
He hears the parson-pray and preach, mighty ruin-he presented. “Could it, indeed,
He hears his daughter's voice, be their hero,” 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 patriotism, his devotion to liberty, his tri- It sounds to him, like her mother's voice, umphs, and his glorious fall. Their iron hearts
Singing-in Paradise ! were softened, and the tear of sensibility trickled down 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 wipce His great heart must have heaved with emotion
A tear from out his eyes. to ind himself once more surrounded by the compenions of his glory; and that he would have
Toiling--rejoicing-sorrowingbeen upon the point of saying to tiem,
Cnward--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 done, The delusion could have lasted but for a mo
Has earned a night's repose. nient. 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 liberty, but the instruments of ambition
Thus--at the flaming forge of Life, and tyranny. Overwhelmed with grief at the reflection, 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. Not, sir, to 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; erty-remains upon the earth; as long as a vota- There's a tear that flows from the half-brok'n lear, ry-offers incense upon her altar, the name of
When we think he may never return-oh, nevei Kosciusko--will be invoked. And if, by the common consent of the world, a temple shall be erect- / '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 bitter, indeed, is the sorrow that flows (ever Washington, --shall occupy the place of the "Most Worthy, that of Kosciusco will be found by his
When, perhaps, we are saying farewell-forside, and the wreath of laurel will be entwined There's a tear that brightens the eye with the palm of virtue--to adsrn 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 heart-lone and desolate 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--to live, or feared to die; Is past, and forgotten our pain; Lomn as the hung-up lute, that ne'er hath spoken For sweet is the tear we at such moments sheit, Since the sad day--its niaster--chord was broken. Wheuwe behold the lov'd object again--screver,
712. TURKEY, ENGLAND, AND THE UNITED Europe. It is to the future of my country, 'hat 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 poble 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 and 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 liberty, in the most dignified manner. life, 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 blessing 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 denger, of all difficulties, 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 my 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. most soul, most sacriligious conspiracy against Being in this position, you, in your national and the chartered rights, freedom, and national existindividual capacity, are able to carry into prac- ence of my native land, it became my share, tical life, the divine doctrir.es 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 eadly snah 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 worů, scarcely had 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 speechỉess and mute.' [ Here Kossuth paused a 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 shoutthere 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 not 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 matsrial interests of a great nation are identical the night of our fate. 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 harmony 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 inexpressible, like the end their indevendence is necessary to the freedom of less glory of the Omnipotent!