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By cool Siloam's shady rill
First Sunday after Epiphany. No. ii.
When spring unlocks the flowers to paint the
laughing soil. Seventh Sunday after Trinity. Death rides on every passing breeze,
He lurks in every flower. At a Funeral. Thou art gone to the grave! but we will not
deplore thee, Though sorrows and darkness encompass the tomb.
Ibid. No. ii.
Thus heavenly hope is all serene,
But earthly hope, how bright soe'er, Still Auctuates o'er this changing scene, As false and fleeting as 't is fair.
On Heavenly Hope and Earthly Hope.
From India's coral strand,
Though every prospect pleases,
Lines written to a March.
Paine. — Story. — Decatur.— Miner.
ROBERT TREAT PAINE. 1772-1811. And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves.
Adams and Liberty.
JOSEPH STORY. 1779 – 1845. Here shall the Press the People's right maintain, Unawed by influence and unbribed by gain; Here patriot Truth her glorious precepts draw, Pledged to Religion, Liberty, and Law. Motto of the Salem Register. Life of Story. Vol.i. p. 127,
STEPHEN DECATUR. 1779- 1820.
Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.
Toast given at Norfolk. April, 1816.
CHARLES MINER. 1780-1865. When I see a merchant over-polite to his customers, begging them to taste a little brandy and throwing half his goods on the counter, thinks I, that man has an axe to grind.
Who'll turn Grindstones.! 1 From Essays from the Desk of Poor Robert the Scribe, Doylestown, Pa., 1815. It first appeared in the Wilkesbarre Gleaner. 1811.
DANIEL WEBSTER. 1782 – 1852. Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and my heart to this vote.'
Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson, Aug. 2, 1826. Independence now and Independence forever.”
Ibid. The past, at least, is secure.
Second Speech on Foot's Resolution. When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union; on States dissevered, discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, in fraternal blood.
Ibid. Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable.
1 Mr. Adams, describing a conversation with Jonathan Sewall, in 1774 says, “I answered, that the die was now cast; I had passed the Rubicon. Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country, was my unaltera. ble determination.” — Adams's Works, Vol. iv. p. S.
Live or die, sink or swim. — Peele, Edward I.
2 Mr. Webster says of Mr. Adams, “On the day of his death, hearing the noise of bells and cannon, he asked the occasion. On being reminded that it was 'Independent Day,' he replied, 'Independence forever.'” – Webster's Works, Vol.i. p. 150. See Bancroft's History of the United States, Vol. vii. p. 65.
We wish that this column, rising towards heaven among the pointed spires of so many temples dedicated to God, may contribute also to produce, in all minds, a pious feeling of dependence and gratitude. We wish, finally, that the last object to the sight of him who leaves his native shore, and the first to gladden his who revisits it, may be something which shall remind him of the liberty and the glory of his country. Let it rise ! let it rise, till it meet the sun in his coming ; let the earliest light of the morning gild it, and the parting day linger and play on its summit. Address on Laying the Corner-Stone of the
Bunker Hill Monument, 1825.
He smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet."
Speech on Hamilton, March 10, 1831.
On this question of principle, while actual suffering was yet afar off, they (the Colonies) raised their flag against a power, to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared, — a power which has dotted over the
1 He it was that first gave to the law the air of a science. He found it a skeleton, and clothed it with life, colour, and complexion; he embraced the cold statue, and by his touch it grew into youth, health, and beauty. - Barry Yelverton (Lord Avonmore) on Blackstone.
surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning-drum beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Speech, May 7, 1834.
Sea of upturned faces.?
Speech, September 30, 1842.
I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American.
Speech of July 17, 1850.
1 Why should the brave Spanish soldier brag the sun never sets in the Spanish dominions, but ever shineth on one part or other we have conquered for our king ? Capt. John Smith, Advertisements for the Unexperienced, &C., Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., 3d Ser. Vol. iii. p. 49.
It may be said of them (the Hollanders) as of the Spaniards, that the sun never sets upon their dominions. — Gage's A New Survey of the West Indies, Epistle Dedicatory. London, 1648.
I am called
· Schiller, Don Karlos, Act i. Sc. 6. The sun never sets on the immense empire of Charles V. - Walter Scott, Life of Napoleon, February, 1807.
? This phrase, commonly supposed to have originated with Mr. Webster, occurs in Rob Roy, Vol. i. Ch. 20.