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Let others fashion works that charm the eye
And please the moral taste; we cannot strive
In these with Greece and Italy to vie—
We teach the master-science how to live.

Long may our dear, dear country's glories thrive; May never pestilence consume her strength; may God far away domestic discord drive;


But, must we bow beneath his chastening rod,


may the rebel's bones rest'neath his father's sod.


P. 131, 1. 5.

Such as the royal casuist might approve.

"Hamlet. Give me the man that is not passion's slave, and I will wear him in my heart's core ; ay, in my heart of hearts, as I do thee.”— Shakspeare.

P. 132, 1. 3.

Let others sing the dark-eyed maids of Spain.
See Lord Byron's Childe Harold, Canto the First.

P. 133, 1. 10.

That Cleons his most credulous heart abuse.

Cleon was the low demagogue of Athens.-See Thucyd. lib. 3.

P. 134, 1. 4.

Good God! what crimes the moral world disgrace.

"L'auteur du Raoud-al-rakhiar rapporte que Mahomet a prédit que son peuple ou sa religion périroit par deux choses, par l'ignorance et par l'avarice."-D'Herbelot, article, GEHEL.

P. 134, 1. 15.

As rushing whirlwinds 'mid the stagnant air.

If we have any doubt of the dreadful evils arising from the ignorance of the people, let us turn to the page of history, let us look to the cru

sade against the unoffending Albigenses, the convulsions that happened at Paris (equalled only in atrocity by the enormities of the late Revolution,) during the unhappy reign of Charles VI., to the private wars and deadly feuds that, during the middle ages, desolated Germany and Scotland, and then (unless we are bigots, or knaves,) we shall be convinced of the necessity of enlightening the people. It is the Cardinal de Retz who says, that the lower orders are suspicious. They are so, indeed, since they have always been deceived! "Is the limit of human wisdom to be estimated in the science of politics alone by the extent of its present attainments? Is the most sublime and difficult of all arts, the improvement of the social order, the alleviation of the miseries of the civil condition of man, to be alone stationary, amid the rapid progress of every art, liberal and vulgar, to perfection?' ?" "The convictions of philosophy insinuate themselves by a slow, but certain progress into popular sentiment. It is vain for the arrogance of learning to condemn the people to ignorance, by reprobating superficial knowledge. The people cannot be profound; but the truths which regulate the moral and political relations of man are at no great distance from the surface." -Mackintosh's Vindicia Gallica, pp. 110-123.


"La constitution des Etats-Unis ressemble à ces belles créations de l'industrie humaine qui comblent de gloire et de bien ceux qui les inventent, mais qui restent stériles en d'autres mains.-TOCQUEVILLE, de la Démocratie en Amérique."


Two mighty powers for mastery contend,
Like principles opposed of good and ill;
Sworn foe to freedom and determined friend :
One would on earth pour forth of light a flood,
The other would extinguish it in blood.
Russia, America-to these perchance

Old states hereafter may be forced to bend.
Have free-men been triumphant to advance
The cause of autocrats? Why bled insulting France?


For years o'er Europe, in advancement slow,
Yet still enlarging, has a shadow stole ;
Portentous shadow! vaster will it grow,
O'erspreading of our ancient world the whole,

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