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One more unfortunate
Weary of breath,
The Bridge of Sighs.
Lift her with care;
No road, no street, no t' other side the way,
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
November. No solemn sanctimonious face I pull,
Nor think I'm pious when I'm only bilious;
Nor study in my sanctum supercilious, To frame a Sabbath Bill or forge a Bull.
Ode to Rae Wilson.
A hat that bows to no salaam;
All round my Hat.
GEORGE LINLEY. 1798-1865.
Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming,
Ever of Thee.
Thou art gone.
Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream,
Tho' lost to sight, to mem'ry dear
Thou ever wilt remain;
The hope to meet again.
And oft recall those hours
We gathered the wild-flowers.
Tho' now each spot looks drear;
To mem’ry thou art dear.
When stars illume the sky,
And wish that thou wert by.
That time so fondly lov'd,
As thro' the fields we rov'd.
Tho' now each spot looks drear;
Song.1 written and composed by Linley for Mr. Augustus Braham, and sung by him — is given entire, as so much inquiry has been made for the source of “Though lost to Sight, to Memory dear." It is not known when the song was written, - probably about 1830.
Another song, entitled “ Though lost to Sight, to Memory dear," was published in London in 1880, purporting to have been “written by Ruthven Jenkyns in 1703.” It is said to have been published in the “ Magazine for Mariners." No such magazine, however, ever existed, and the composer of the music acknowledged, in a private letter, to have copied the song from an American newspaper. There is no other authority for the origin of this song, and the reputed author, Ruthven Jenkyns, was living, under the name of C-, in California in 1882.
1 This song
Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your pow. der dry?
Oliver's Ad rice. 1834.
Sorrows remember'd sweeten present joy.
The Course of Time. Book i. Line 464. He laid his hand upon “the Ocean's mane," And played familiar with his hoary locks.”
Book iv. Line 389.
He was a man
Book viii. Line 616.
RUFUS CHOATE. 1799-1859.
There was a state without king or nobles; there was a church without a bishop; 8 there was a people governed by grave magistrates which it had selected, and by equal laws which it had framed.
Speech before the New England Society, Dec. 22, 1843. We join ourselves to no party that does not carry the flag and keep step to the music of the Union.
Letter to the Whig Convention, 1855.
1 There is a well-authenticated anecdote of Cromwell. On a certain occasion, when his troops were about crossing a river to attack the enemy, he concluded an address, couched in the usu fanatic terms in use among them, with these words: “Put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry'" – Hayes: Ballads of Ireland, vol. i. p. 191.
2 See Byron, page 548.
8 The Americans equally detest the pageantry of a king and the supercilious hypocrisy of a bishop. - JUNIUS: Letter xxxv. Dec. 19, 1769.
It (Calvinism) established a religion without a prelate, a government without a king. - GEORGE BANCROFT : History of the United States, vol. ii. chap. vi.
Its constitution the glittering and sounding generalities of natural right which make up the Declaration of Independence.
Letter to the Maine Whig Committee, 1856.
THOMAS K. HERVEY. 1799-1859.
The tomb of him who would have made
The Devil's Progress.
And listened to a lute,
His eye was dim and cold,
THOMAS B. MACAULAY. 1800-1859.
(From his Essays.) That is the best government which desires to make the people happy, and knows how to make them happy.
On Mitford's History of Greece.
1 Although Mr. Choate has usually been credited with the original utter. ance of the words “glittering generalities,” the following quotation will show that he was anticipated therein by several years :
We fear that the glittering generalities of the speaker bave left an inpression more delightful than permanent. — FranKLIN J. Dickman: Review of a Lecture by Rufus Choate, Providence Journal, Dec. 14, 1849.
Free trade, one of the greatest blessings which a government can confer on a people, is in almost every country unpopular.
On Mitford's History of Greece. 1824. The history of nations, in the sense in which I use the word, is often best studied in works not professedly historical.
Ibid. Wherever literature consoles sorrow or assuages pain; wherever it brings gladness to eyes which fail with wakefulness and tears, and ache for the dark house and the long sleep, — there is exhibited in its noblest form the immortal influence of Athens.
Ibid. We hold that the most wonderful and splendid proof of genius is a great poem produced in a civilized age.
On Milton. 1825. Nobles by the right of an earlier creation, and priests by the imposition of a mightier hand.
Ibid. Out of his surname they have coined an epithet for a knave, and out of his Christian name a synonym for the Devil."
On Machiavelli. 1825. The English Bible, – a book which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.
On John Dryden. 1828. His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not to soar.
Ibid. A man possessed of splendid talents, which he often abused, and of a sound judgment, the admonitions of which he often neglected; a man who succeeded only in an inferior department of his art, but who in that department succeeded pre-eminently.
Ibid. He had a head which statuaries loved to copy, and a foot the deformity of which the beggars in the streets mimicked.
On Moore's Life of Lord Byron. 1830.
i See Butler, page 215.