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Eternity! where now the counsels deep
of statesmen deem'd omnipotent to save?
All these, as if they were an useless heap
Of senile tales, away time ruthless loves to sweep.


Alas! is profitless the working brain
Of the sagacious counsellor? the lot
Of all must be oblivion-why complain?
There is a world where envy settleth not,

That blight of fame; where worth is ne'er forgot!
Where shall be disentangled by the mind

Of evil here the inextricable knot;

Where glittering show of virtue does not blind

The good, where those are known who loved indeed mankind.


There is the germ of virtue, that has been
Imperfectly developed here, matured.

Many, whose merits are on earth unseen,

Shall have their generous wishes thought-immured
Changed into active good, in heaven secured.
And there shall be, conforming minds among,
Fruition of enduring fame assured,

And love in energy of action strong,

And joys intense exprest by eloquence of song.


P. 142, 1. 7.

Meanwhile activity on restless wing.

"Sans cette fièvre de travail, sans cette tension perpétuelle de l'esprit vers les entreprises utiles et les spéculations, sans cette indifférence pour les plaisirs, sans ces idées politiques et religieuses qui répriment impérieusement toutes les passions dont le but n'est pas de travailler, de produire, de gagner, croit-on que les Américains eussent accompli leurs prouesses industrielles? Avec un autre système moins exclusif pour la production, ils en seraient peut-être encore à projeter de franchir les Alleghanys."—Lettres sur l'Amérique du Nord, par CHEVALIER, tome i. p. 349, duod. ed.

P. 143, 1. 10.

When all particular interests are bound.

"La politique étrangère de la démocratie américaine est profondement égoïste, c'est que l'ambition nationale est le propre des nations qui grandissent."-CHEVALIER, tome ii. p. 412.

"L'habitant s'attache à chacun des intérêts de son pays comme aux siens mêmes. Il se glorifie de la gloire de la nation : dans les succès qu'elle obtient, il croit reconnaitre son propre ouvrage et il s'en élève ; il se réjouit de la prospérité générale dont il profite. Il a pour sa patrie un sentiment analogue à celui qu'on éprouve pour sa famille ; et c'est encore par une sorte d'egoïsme qu'il s'intéresse à l'état."— De la Démocratie en Amérique, par ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE, tome i. p. 158.

P. 144, 1. 1."

It is the home-religion's gentle sway.

"La liberté voit dans la religion la compagne de ses luttes et de ses triomphes; le berceau de son enfance, la source divine de ses droits. Elle considère la religion comme la sauve-garde des mœurs; les mœurs comme la garantie des lois, et le gage de sa propre durée.”—De la Démocratie en Amérique par ALEXis de Tocqueville, tomę i. p. 71.



P. 145, 1. 10.

Affections, language, principles, the same.

Il y a un fait qui facilite admirablement aux Etats Unis l'existence du gouvernement fédéral. Les différens états ont non-seulement les mêmes intérêts, à-peu-près la même origine et la même langue, mais encore le même degré de la civilisation; ce qui rend presque toujours l'accord entre eux une chose facile.”—De la Démocratie en Amérique, par ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE, tome i. p. 286.

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Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles."-Farewell Address of WASHINGTON to the People of the United States, 1796.

P. 148, 1. 12.

"Faith from a vain logomachy protects.”

"But this is that close kept palladium,
Which once removed brings ruin evermore:
This stirr'd, makes men foresettled, to become
Curious to know what was believ'd before:
Whilst faith disputes that used to be dumb;
And more men strive to talk, than to adore."




Now is the spirit from on high pour'd forth

On man; and where the dragons lay encaved Fresh streams of water flow: now triumphs Worth,

By purple tyranny no more enslaved,

That through the world too long uncheck'd has raved. Knowledge her blessings spreads from clime to clime,

Peace smiles where late war's crimson banners waved; Thought, like an eagle soaring in his prime

Of strength, exulteth now, since zeal for truth's no crime.


The crowning city beautiful appears,

Like a fair bride enrobed in rich attire,
Glorying in the gather'd wealth of years,

Outsining, in her grandeur, far-famed Tyre ;
She has whate'er man's proudest hopes desire:
Her Merchant-Sons, since fortune favours pride,
To high companionship with kings aspire.
As if intinct with life her vessels glide,

Most glrious to behold, o'er her proud river's tide.


Her daughters too, whose intellectual grace
Heightens their beauty, that they seem to be
Less of a mortal than celestial race,

Are rationally homaged, and more free
Than in the boasted days of chivalry;
When, closely pent within the castle walls,
Languish'd unseen the dames of high degree,
Till on some gaudy day the lovely thralls
Like costly idols shone adored in gorgeous halls.


Wisdom is in her halls. To none refused
Are wisdom's precious gifts, as heretofore,
When clerks their knowledge selfishly misused;
All the tracts of science now explore :


Perish the vain monopoly of lore!

The gloom-dispelling radiance of the morn
Delighteth not the rising traveller more;
Than it doth glad my heart, that lofty scorn
Recoils from the repellent strength of wisdom lowly born.


Oft are those artificial fountains dry,

That skill for grandeur labours to create;
But streams the mountain's natural founts supply,
Flow on for ever beautiful and great;

To give them birth, they need not toys of state:

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