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Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold !
Ibid. How widely its agencies vary, — To save, to ruin, to curse, to bless, As even its minted coins express, Now stamp'd with the image of Good Queen Bess, And now of a Bloody Mary.
Ibid. Another tumble! That's his precious nose!
Parental Ode to my Infant Son.
By the gusty thieves,
With eyelids heavy and red,
Stitch! stitch! stitch! The Song of the Shirt.
O men with mothers and wives,
1 See Scott, page 493.
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,
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;
As if it never made a dam. All round mg Hat
GEORGE LINLEY. 1798-1865.
Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming,
Ever of Thes
Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream,
Thou art gone
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 This song — 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.
Put your trust in God, my boys, and keep your pow. der dry.'
Oliver's Adrice. 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 ir. Line 389.
He was a man
Book cüi. Line 616.
RUFUS CHOATE. 1799–1859.
There was a state without king or nobles; there was a church without a bishop;& 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 Conrention, 1855. 1 There is a well-authenticated anecdote of Cromwell. On a certain occssion, when his troops were about crossing a river to attack the enemy, he concluded an address, couched in the usual 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: Leller æxxv. Dre. 19, 1769.
It (Calvinism) established a religion without a prelate, a government without a king. - George BANCROFT : History of the United States, not üi. chap. vi.
CHOATE. – HERVEY. - MACAULAY.
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. 1824. Although Mr. Choate has usually been credited with the original atter. 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 have left an impression more delightful than permanent. – FRANKLIN J. Dickman: Review of a Lecture by Rufus Choate, Providence Journal, Dec. 14, 1849.