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To show they still are free'. . 'Methinks I hear
BATTLE OF HOHENLINDEN.
Of Iserrolling rap,idly. I
The darkness of her scenery.]
By torch, and trumpet fast array'd', !
To join the dreadful rev elry. I
• Still, are; not stillar. • Methinks , 1 ; not me-think'si • Agên. ' Proud, you look; not prow'jew-look. • Huge yon are ; not hew'jew-are. ' Embrace you ; not embra'shew. Lin' dèn; not Lindun. "E'sůr. · Hårs'man; not hosmun.
Then shook the hills with thun der riv'n;
Far flash'd the red artillery |
Of Iser rolling rapidly. I
| but scarce yon lurid sun', I
Shout in their sulph’rous canopy. I
And charge with all thy chivalry !|
Shall be a soldier's sep ulchre. I
SPEECH OF ROLLA TO THE PERUVIAN ARMY.
(From Kotzebue's Pizarro.]
(R. B. SHERIDAN.) My brave associates ! ! partners of my toil',, my feel'ings, I and my fame, ! 'Can Rolla's words add vigor | to the virtuous" energies' which inspire your hearts? | No! | you have judged as I have, i the foulness of the crafty plea: | by which these bold, invaders would delude you. Your generous spirit ! has compared as mine has, the mo'tives | which, in a war like this', I can animate their minds, and ours.
* Artil'lůr-ré. • Lin'den; not Lindun.
Shiv'al-re. ' Be-neth'. Rol'laż ; not Rolluz. ds. i En'ér-dzéž. j And ours; not Ann Dowers.
d Mu'nik. b Vertsho
They, by a strange frenzy driven, fight for power, for plun'der, I and extended rule. — | We, for our country, | our altars, and our homes. | They follow an adventurer whom they fear., I and obey a power which they hate. ! We serve a monarch“ | whom we love. — 1 a God | whom we adore !
Whene'er they move in anger, desolation tracks their progress; I where'er they pause in am'ity, affliction mourns their friend ship. | They boast — they come but to improve our state', enlarge our thoughts, and free us from the yoke of error! | Yes - they will give enlightened freedom to our minds, who are themselves' ¡ the slaves of passion, , av'arice, and pride.
They offer us their protection. 1 Yes, — such protection as vultures give to lambs', - covering, and devouring them! | They call on us to barter all of good we have inherited, and proved', for the desperate chance of something better | which they prom ise.
Be our plain answer this. : The throne we honori is the people's choice — | the laws we reverences are our brave fathers' legacy – | the faith we follow ! teaches us | to live in bonds of charity with all mankindi, and die with hopes of bliss | beyond the grave..! Tell your invaders this'; / and tell them too', / we seek no change ; , and least of all', / such change as they would bring us.
CHILDE HAROLD'S ADDRESS TO THE OCEAN.
(BYRON.) O that the desert were my dwell'ing-place, | With one fair spirit for my minister, That I might all forget the human race', ] And, hating no one, I love but only her,!1 • Môn’nårk; not monnuck. Move in anger; not mo-vin-nang ger. • Pause in amity; not paw-zin-nam'ity. e Plain als Awer, not plain-nan'swer. (Révér-éns; not revurunce.
Ye elements !- in whose ennobling stir
In deeming such inhabit many a spot? |
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, !
To mingle with the universe, and feel
Roll on',9 | thou deep, and dark-blue ocean — Troll:!| Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. ; ] Man marks the earth' with ruin - his controll Stops with the shore; - | upon the watery plain | The wrecks are all thy' deed, i nor doth remain | A shadow of man's ravage, save his own, | When, for a moment, like a drop of rain', i
Ile sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan', | Without a grave,/unknell’d", uncoffin'd, and unknown.
His steps are not upon thy pathsı, — | thy fields | Are not a spoil for him, — thou dost" arise, / And shake him from thee; the vile strength he wields For earth's destruction, thou dost all despise, I Spurning him from thy bosom to the skies', 1 And send'st him, / 'shivering in thy playful spray, | And howling to his gods', ì 'where haply lies His petty hope', 1 in some near port, or bay, I Then dashest him again to earth':- there let him lay,.
· Roll on; not roll-lon'. Bay. d Agen'.
• Port, or bay; not Purter
The armaments which thunderstrike the walls !
They melt into thy yest" of waves, which mar, Alike, the Armada's pride, or spoils of Trafalgar. I
Thy shores are empires, chang'd in all save thee Assyria, Greece', Rome',/Carthage, what are they? Thy waters wasted them while they were free', i And many a tyrant since ; | their shores obey | The stranger, slave', or savage; their decay i Has dri'd up realms to deserts :- | not so thou', ) Unchange able, save to thy wild waves' play, - 1
Time writes no wrinkle on thine azure brow Such as creation's dawn' beheld, thou rollest now.
Thou glorious mirror, 'where the Almighty's form Glasses itself in tempests; 1 'in all' time, 1 Calm, or convuls'd' - j in breeze', or gale', or storm., | Icing the pole', ! or in the torrid clime, I Dark-heaving; bound less, end'less, and sublime-1 The image of eternity - | 'the throne | of the Invisible; / 'e'en from out thy slime ! The monsters of the deep are made ; each zone | Obeys'thee ; Ithou goest forth, dread',lfathomless, lalone
* And I have lov'd thee, o'cean! | and my joy! Of youthful sports, was on thy breast to be Borne, like thy bubbles, onward: ! from a boy' | I wanton'd with thy break.ers: they to me, i Were a delight'; , and, if the fresh'ning seal Made them a terror — | 't was a plea sing fear, For I was as it were a child' of thee, i
And trusted to thy billows, far, and near', ! And 'aid my hand upon thy mane' - | as I do here. I
- Môn'nårks: not mon'nucks. Yèst. Traf-fal-går