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And such ai to my claim are liable.
Courage and Boasting.
I Am satisfy'd.
Caesar sits down in Alexandria, where
1 will oppose his fate. Our force by land
Hath nobly held: our sever'd navy, too,
Have knit again, and fleet, fureat'ning most sea-like.
Where hast thou been, my heart? Dost thou hear, lady?
1$ from the field I should return once more,
I will appear in blood;
I and my sword will earn my chronicle;
There is hope in it yet:
I will be treble-iinew'd, hearted, breath'd,
And fight maliciously: for when mine hours
Were nice and lucky, men did ransom lives
Of me for jests; but now I'll set my teeth,
And send to darkness all that stop me.
Show me what thou'lt do;
Woo'tweep? woo't fight? woo'tfast? woo't tear thyself?
Woo't drink up esil; eat a crocodile?
I'll do't—Do'st thou come here to whine,
To outface me with leaping in her grave?
Be buried quick with her, and so will I:
And if thou prate of mountains, let them throw
Millions of acres on us; till our ground,
Singeing its pate against the burning zone.
Make Ossa like a wart! Nay, an thou'lt mouth
I'll rant as well as thou. ,
but in a fiction, in a dream of passion,
What's Hecuba ta him, or he to Hecuba,
, . Peevishness.
Troi. What, art thou angry, Pandarus? what, with me!
Pan. Because she's akin to me: therefore, she's not so fair as Helen: an she were not kin to me, she would be as fair on Friday as Helen is on Sunday. But what care I? I care not an she were a blackamoor, 'tis all one to me. . ,
Troi. i Say I she is not fair?
Pan. I do not care whether you do or no. She's a fool to stay behind her father: let her to the Greeks—and so I'll tell her the next time I see her—for my part^ I'll meddle nor make no more i' th' matter.
Pan. Not I.
Troi. Sweet Pandarus
Pan. Pray you speak no more to me—I will leave all at I /bond it— and there's an end.
In my just censure! in my true opinion!—
Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise;
To conquest and slaughter let Europe aspire;
Fair science her gates to thy sons shall unbar,
Nor less shall thy fair ones to glory ascend, And genius and beauty in harmony blend; The graces of form shall awake pure desire, And the charms of the soul ever cherish the fire: Their sweetness unmingled, their manners refin'd, And virtue's bright image, instamp'd on the mind, With peace and soft rapture, shall teach life to glow, And light up a smile in the aspect of wo.
Thy fleets to all regions thy power shall display, The nations admire, and the ocean obey; Each shore to thy glory its tribute unfold, And the east and the south yield their spices and gold. As the day spring unbounded, thy splendour shall flow, And earth's little kingdoms before thee shall bow, While the ensigns of Union, in triumph unfurl'd, Hush the tumult of war, and give peace to the world.
Thus, as down a lone valley, with cedars o'erspread, From war's dread confusion I pensively stray'd; The gloom from the face of fair heaven retir'd; The winds ceas'd to murmur; the thunders expir'd; Perfumes, as of Eden, flow'd sweetly along, And a voice, as of angels, enchantingly sung, "Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise, The queen of the world, and the child of the skies.*'
AMERICAN SCHOOL CLASS-BOOK, No. 3. 247
Washington and Liberty.
O Ye sons of Columbia, who bravely have fought,
May you long taste the blessings your valour has bought,
Mid the reign of mild peace, may your nation increase,
With the glory of Rome, and the wisdom of Greece;
While the fame of our arms, of our laws the mild sway,
Had with justice ennobled our nation in story,
And envelop'd the sun of America's glory.
That ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves,
While the earth bears a plant, or the Sea rolls its waves.
'Tis the firj of the flint each American warms:
Then shou'd Rome's haughty victors beware of collision!
Let tbem bring all the vassals of Europe in arms,
While with patriot pride, to our laws we're allied,
There's no foe can subdue us, no faction divide;
Lo! our mountains are crown'd with imperial oak,
Whose deep roots, like our liberties, ages have nourish'd,
But before our dear country submits to the yokei
Not a tree shall be left on the fields where it flourish'd.
Should invasion impend, ev'ry grove would descend,
From the hill tops they shaded, our shores to defend;
Let our patriots destroy anarch's pestilent worm,
Lest our liberty's growth should be check'd by corrosion;
Then let clouds thicken round us, we heed not the storm;
Foes assail us in vain, though their fleets bridge the main,
For our altars and laws with our lives we'll maintain;
Should (he tempest of war overshadow our land,
All its bolts could ne'er rend freedom's temple asunder;
For unmov'd at its portal would Washington stand,
And repulse, with his breast, the assaults of its thunder!
His sword from the sleep of its scabbard would leap,
And conduct, with its point, ev'ry flash to tbe deep;
For ne'er 6hall the sons of Columbia be slaves, .. ,, ,,
While the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves.
TO TEACHERS AND PARENTS;
MORE PARTICULARLY TO MOTHERS.
1. And, to you, my fair countrywomen, the pride, the delight of this nation—decked with all those native charms and cultivated graces, which can adorn the female character, whose moral influence, mild and unassuming, pervades every department of private and social life, to you,' is assigned a most important, a most pleasing task. Id the revered characters of wives, of mothers, the earliest guardians and instructers of those who will form 'the future citizens of this republic,' upon your conduct depends their future usefulness to their country, her glory, or her shame.
2. It is yours to elicit and direct the first dawnings of that reason upon the due regulation of which depend their present, their eternal happiness. Instil into their infant minds the sacred principles of religion, and the great moral lessons it inculcates : next to their duty to their God, instruct them in their duties to their country. Show to them, the intimate, the ne-' cessary connexion between those sacred relations, as their reason and judgment expand; read to them the Declaration of American Independence; let its golden truths, its sacred principles be deeply impressed upon their minds; direct them to the 'farewell address of Washington,' and bid them regard its precepts as the injunctions of a dying parent to his children, to be indelibly engraved upon their memories.
3. Let the examples of Franklin and Laurens, of Jefferson and Adams, of Green and Warren, of Kosciusco and La Fayette, and the host of worthies, whose names illumine the pages of our history, be ever held up to them for imitation. Tell them of their patriotic zeal, and firmness in the senate; of their heroic valour, and undaunted fortitude in the field v and for a consummation of all that can dignify the hero, the patriot, the statesman, the sage and the Christian—name to tbezn WASHINGTON.