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Taste long admired, sense long revered,
3. Here, then, to-day (with faith as sure,
4. With this I wed, till death us part,
5. And why ? — They show me every hour
Angling.- ARMSTRONG.* 1. But if the breathless chase o'er hill and dale Exceed your strength, a sport of less fatigue, Not less delightful, the prolific stream Affords. The crystal rivulet, that o'er
channel rolls its rapid maze, Swarms with the silver fry: such through the bounds Of pastoral Stafford runs the brawling Trent; Such Eden, sprung from Cumbrian mountains; such The Esk, o'erhung with woods; and such the stream On whose Arcadian banks I first drew air;
2. Liddel,t till now, except in Doric lays,
* Born about 1712 ; died 1779.
England and Scotland.
Tuned to her murmurs by her love-sick swains,
3. Hail, sacred flood !
4. Oft with thy blooming sons, when life was new,
5. Formed on the Samian school,* or those of Ind,
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2. Good God! how sweet are all things here !
How cleanly do we feed and lie! * ie Samian school was that of Pythagoras, who taught the transmigratic 1 of souls. In the Indian mythology, Vishnu, their god, among his other changes, assumed that of a fish.
+ Flourished from 1630 to 1637.
Lord! what good hours do we keep!
3. O, how happy here's our leisure !
4. Dear Solitude, the soul's best friend,
5. How calm and quiet a delight
The Union. DANIEL WEBSTER. 1. AND now, Mr. President, I draw these observations to a close. I have spoken freely, and I meant to do so. I have sought to make no display ; I have sought to enliven the occasion by no animated discussion, nor have I attempted any train of elaborate argument.
I have wished only to speak my sentiments fully and at large, being desirous once and for all to let the senate know, and to let the country know, the opinions and sentiments which I entertain on all these subjects.
2. These opinions are not likely to be suddenly changed. If there be any future service that I can render to the country, consistently with these sentiments and opinions, I shall cheerfully render it. If there be not, I shall still be glad to have had an opportunity to disburden my conscience from the bottom of my heart, and to make known every political sentiment that therein exists.
3. And now, Mr. President, instead of speaking of the possibility or utility of secession, instead of dwelling in these caverns of darkness, instead of groping with those ideas so full of all that is horrid and horrible, let us come out into the light of day; let us enjoy the fresh air of Liberty and Union ; let us cherish those hopes which belong to us"; let us devote ourselves to those great objects that are fit for our consideration and our action ; let us raise our conceptions to the magnitude and the importance of the duties that devolve upon us; let our comprehension be as broad as the country for which we act, our aspirations as high as its certain destiny; let us not be pigmies in a case that calls for men.
4. Never did there devolve on any generation of men higher trusts than now devolve upon us, for the preservation of this constitution, and the harmony and peace of all who are destined to live under it. Let us make our generation one of the strongest and brightest links in that golden chain, which is destined, I fondly believe, to grapple the people of all the states to this constitution, for ages to come.
5. We have a great, popular, constitutional government, guarded by law and by judicature, and defended by the whole affections of the people. No monarchical throne presses these states together; no iron chain of military power encircles them; they live and stand upon a government popular in its form, representative in its character, founded upon principles of equality, and so constructed, we hope, as to last forever.
6. In all its history it has been beneficent: it has trodden down no man's liberty ; it has crushed no state. Its daily respiration is liberty and patriotism ; its yet youthful veins are full of enterprise, courage, and honorable love of glory and renown. Large before, the country has
by recent events, become vastly larger.
7. This republic now extends, with a vast breadth, across the whole continent. The two great seas of the world wash the one and the other shore. We realize, on a mighty scale, the beautiful description of the ornamental edging of the buckler of Achilles
“ Now the broad shield complete, the artist crowned
3. Walk with thy fellow-creatures; note the hush
4. Serve God before the world; let him not go
5. Mornings are mysteries : the first, the world's youth,
6. When the world 's up, and every swarm abroad, Keep well thy temper, mix not with each clay; Dispatch necessities; life hath a load
* Never sleep after the sun has risen.
# The words "prevent” and “ let” are instances of the changes made by time and custom in the meaning of words. Formerly, "prevent" was used in its literal sense (pre-denire), that is, to go before for good, namely, to clear away difficulties, or to assist, while a let” signified to hinder. At the present day, they seem to have exchanged meanings.
$ I Am is one of the names assumed by the Deity. See Exodus, chapter 3d, verses 13th and 14th.