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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!
THE GRAVE OF FRANKLIN.
(Miss C. H. WATERMAN.)
No sculptur'd scroll enrolls its page
Where rests the patriot, and the sage. I
A corner holds thy sacred clay. ; |
Have worn a path thal marks the way. I
Encroaching on its marble gray', /
And sunbeams pour their shadeless ray: 1
And hidden oft by winter's snow'-1
Whose dust it is that sleeps below .* |
No aid from eulogy requires : '
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:
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
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