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Large was his bounty, and his soul, sincere -1

Heaven did a rec'ompense as largely send - 1 He gave to Mis'ry all he had', a tear ; || He gain'd from Heavı'nI(''t was all he wish'd') I a

friend. I No farther seek his merits to disclose', /

Or draw his frailties from their dread abode', ) ('There they alike in trembling hope repose') |

?The bosom of his Father, and his God. 1

DOUGLAS's ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF.

(HOME.) My name is Norval; ) on the Grampian hills My father feeds his flocks. ; a frugal swain 1 Whose constant cares | were to increase his store', ! And keep his only son, myself, at home : 1 For I had heard of battles, I and I long'd To follow to the field some warlike lord ; 1 And heaven soon granted what my sire denied ! | This moon, which rose last night, round as my shield, Had not yet fill'd her horns, when by her light, I A band of fierce barbarians from the hills, I Rush'd like a torrent down upon the vale', i Sweeping our flocks, and herds. 1 The shepherds fled For safety, and for succor. 1 I, alone', With bended bow, and quiver full of arrows, | Hover'd about the enemy, I and mark'd The road he took : ) then hasted to my friends! Whom, with a troop of fifty chosen men, I met advancing. 1 The pursuit I. led, Till we o'ertook the spoil-encumber'd foe. 1 We fought, and conquer'd. | Ere a sword was drawn, An arrow from my bow had pierc'd their chief Who wore, that day, the arms which now I wear. 1 Returning home in triumph, 1 I disdain'd The shepherd's slothful life ; ; and, having heard

That our good king had summond his bold peers!
To lead their warriors to the Carron side,
I left my father's house, I and took with me
A chosen servant | to conduct my steps. -||
'Yon trembling coward who forsook his master. |
'Journeying with this intent, I pass'd these towers,
And, heaven-directed, I came this day to do
T'he happy deed that gilds my humble name.

THE GRAVE OF FRANKLIN.

(Miss C. H. WATERMAN.)
No chisellid urn is reard to thee ; |

No sculptur'd scroll enrolls its page
To tell the children of the free', /

Where rests the patriot, and the sage. I
Far in the city of the dead',

A corner holds thy sacred clay. ; |
And pilgrim feet, by reverence led', 1

Have worn a path thal marks the way. I
There, round thy lone, and simple grave', /

Encroaching on its marble gray', /
Wild plantain weeds, and tall grass wave', 1

And sunbeams pour their shadeless ray: 1
Level with earth', thy letter'd stone' - !

And hidden oft by winter's snow'-1
Its modest record tells alone

Whose dust it is that sleeps below .* |
That name's enough' —- I that honor'd name'

No aid from eulogy requires : '
'Tis blended with thy country's fame', !

And flashes round her lightning spires.

The bowly of Frank in lies in Ch - Church burying-ground, corder of Mulberry and Fifth street, Piladelphia. The inscription opon his tomb-stone is as follows:

BENJAMIN).

FRANKLIN
DEBORAH

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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

(JEFFERSON.) When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, I and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, ' a decent respect to the epinions of inankind requires that they should declare the causes to which impel them to the separation. !

We hold these truths' to be self-evident: 'that all men are created equal ; ; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable' rights'; 'thal among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of bap piness: ; that to secure these rights,' governments are insti

• The Declaration of Indepeodence was publicly read from the steps of the State-louse, July 4th, 1776.

Truths; not trútuż. In-ál'yén-a-bl. Gův'urn-nents.

tuted among men, I deriving their just powers from the consent of the gov.erned ; , that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people | to alter or abol ish it, I and to institute new government, I laying its foundation on such principles, ļ and organizing its poivers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and hap,piness. | Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes ; , and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suf'fer / while evils are sufferable, I than to right themselves | by abolishing the forms to which they are accus.tomed. | But when a long train of abuses and usurpations" | pursuing invariably the same object, i evinces a design to reduce them under absoluie despotism, I it is their right', l it is their duty i to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. | Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies ;d | and such is now the necessity, which constrains them to alter their former systems of gov.ernment. The history of the present king of Great Britain I is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, i all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, , let facts be submitted to a candid world. I

He has refused his assent to laws the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.'

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws ! of immediate and pressing importance, ' unless suspended in their operation till his assent' should be obtained ; and, when so suspended, I he has utterly neglected to attend to them. 1

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, I unless those people

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would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them, I and formidable to tyrants only. I

He has called together legislative bodies i at places unusual, I uncom'fortable, I and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his meas,ures. /

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly i for opposing with manly firmness , his invasions on the rights of the people. V

He has refused for a long time after such dissolutions | to cause others to be elected, whereby the legis. lative powers, / incapable of annihilation, i have returned to the people at large for their exercise, / the state remaining, in the mean time, I exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without | and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these states; | for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners, refusing to pass others! to encourage their migrations hither, I and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice i by refusing his assent to laws i for establishing judiciary powers. |

He has made judges dependent on his will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount, and payment of their salaries. I

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of new of ficers to harass' our people and eat out their substance.'

He has kept among us in times of peace' | standing ar mies without the consent of our legislatures. i

He has affected to render the military: independent of, and superior to the civil power. i

He has combined with others | to subject us to a

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