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Where youth's gay hats with blossoms bloom;
A bud whose depths are all perfume;
The pastor came; his snowy locks
Hallowed his brow of thought and care;
He led into the house of prayer.
A moment there was awful pause,-
The other shouted, “Nay, not so,
That frown upon the tyrant foe;
And now before the open door
'The warrior priest had ordered soThe enlisting trumpet's sudden roar Rang through the chapel, o'er and o'er,
Its long reverberating blow,
The great bell swung as ne'er before:
Was, “WAR! WÅR! WAR!”
“Who dares?”—this was the patriot's cry,
“Come out with me, in Freedom's name,
T. B READ LXVII.-NATIONAL BANKRUPTCY.
FROM A SPEECH BEFORE THE NATIONAL CONVENTION OF FRANCE, 1789.
HEAR much said of patriotism, appeals to patriotism,
this noble word? Is it so very magnanimous to give up a part of your income in order to save your whole property ? This is very simple arithmetic; and he that hesitates, deserves contempt rather than indignation.
2. Yes, gentlemen, it is to your immediate self-interest, to your most familiar notions of prudence and policy, that I now appeal. I say not to you now, as heretofore, beware how you give the world the first example of an assembled nation untrue to the public faith.
the public faith. I ask you not, as heretofore, what right you have to freedom, or what means of maintaining it, if, at your first step in administration, you outdo in baseness all the old and corrupt governments. I tell you, that unless you prevent this catastrophe, you will all be involved in the general ruin; and that you are yourselves the persons most deeply interested in making the sacrifices which the government
demands of you.
3. I exhort you, then, most earnestly, to vote these extraordinary supplies; and God grant they may prove sufficient! Vote them. I beseech you; for,
doubt the expediency of the means, you know perfectly well that the supplies are necessary, and that you are incapable of raising them in any other way. Vote them at once, for the crisis does not admit of delay; and, if it occurs, we must be responsible for the consequences. 4. Beware of asking for time. Misfortune accords it
While you are lingering, the evil day will come upon you. Why, gentlemen, it is but a few days since, that upon
occasion of some foolish bustle in the Palais Royal, some ridiculous insurrection that existed nowhere but in the heads of a few weak or designing individuals, we
were told with emphasis, "Catiline is at the gates of Rome, and yet we deliberate." We know, gentlemen, that this was all imagination. We are far from being at Rome; nor is there any Catiline at the gates of Paris. But now are we threatened with a real danger; bankruptcy, national bankruptcy, is before you; it threatens to swallow up your persons, your property, your honor,--and yet you deliberate.
LXVIII.-THE BRIDAL OF MALAHIDE.
VHE joy-bells are ringing in gay Malahide,
The fresh wind is singing along the sea-side;
Swell, swell the gay measure! roll trumpet and drum!
Before the high altar young Maud stands array’d;
The words are repeated, the bridal is done,
Hark! 'mid the gay clangor that compassed their car,
As wakes the good shepherd, the watchful and bold,
“Son, husband, and brother, arise to the strife,
Hurrah! to the battle! they form into line-
The eve is declining in lone Malahide,
Hark! loud from the mountain—'t is Victory's cry!
With foreheads unruffled the conquerors come-
Ye saw him at morning how gallant and gay!