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While the language free and bold
While the manners, while the arts,
XXXI. TO BROTHER JONATHAN. “If the friends of freedom are often led to despair of its fortunes amidst the dense population, aged monarchies, and corrupted passions of the old world, the aurora appears to rise in a purer sky and with brighter colours in the other hemisphere. In those immense regions which the genius of Columbus first laid open to European enterprise, where vice had not yet spread its snares nor wealth its seductions, the free spirit and persevering industry of England have penetrated a yet untrodden continent, and laid in the wilderness the foundations of a vaster monument of civilization than was ever yet raised by the hands of man. Nor has the hand of nature been wanting to prepare a fitting receptacle for the august structure. Far beyond
the Atlantic wave, amidst forests trod only by the casual passage of the savage, her creative powers have been, unknown to us, in everlasting activity: in the solitudes of the Far West, the garden of the human race has been for ages in preparation; and amidst the ceaseless and expanding energies of the Old World, her prophetic hand has silently prepared in the solitude of the New, unbounded resources for the future increase of man.”- Alison's History of Europe.
“As men, in proportion to their moral advancement, learn to enlarge the circle of their regards, an exclusive affection for our relatives, our class, or our country, is a sure mark of an unimproved mind, so is that narrow and unchristian feeling to be condemned, which regards with jealousy the progress of foreign nations, and cares for no portion of the human race but that to which itself belongs.”- Arnold.
TO BROTHER JONATHAN.
Ho! Brother, I'm a Britisher,
you and me, my Jonathan,
No, brother ! though away you ran
SONG OF THE GREEK BARD.
O Brother, could we both be one,
1. These words and phrases are Ame- 2. Pandit, in the Hindostan language, ricanisms. They are of course here pur- means a learned Brahmin; one versed posely brought in, by way of compliment, in Sanscrit, and in the sciences, laws, &c. but they ought to be cautiously used. of the country.
XXXII. SONG OF THE GREEK BARD. “ The Greek states have long since disappeared from the face of the earth—the Republics, as well as the Macedonian kingdoms founded by Alexander, have long since ceased to exist. Many centuries—. near 2,000 years—have elapsed since a vestige remained of that ancient greatness and transitory power. If the celebrated battles and other mighty events of those ages are still known to us—if they still excite in us a lively interest, it is principally because they have been delineated with such incomparable beauty, such instructive interest, by the great classical writers. It is not the republican governments of Greece, nor the brief and fleeting period of Grecian liberty, which was so soon succeeded by civil war and anarchy-it is not the universal empire of Macedon, which was but of short duration, and was soon swallowed up in the Roman or Parthian domination—it is not these
that mark out the place which Greece occupies in the great whole of universal history, nor the mighty and important part she has had in the civilization of mankind. The share allotted to her was the light of science in its most ample extent, and in all the clear brilliance of exposition which it could derive from art. It is in this intellectual sphere only that Greeks have been gifted with extraordinary power, and have exerted a mighty influence on after ages. Plato and Aristotle, far more than Leonidas and Alexander the Great, contain nearly the sum and essence of all (the ?] truly permanent and influential which the Greeks have bequeathed to posterity." --Schlegel's Philosophy of History. Derivatins.
Bacchanal. Rose, v. 1, 1. 4. Bore.
Own, v, 13, 1. 6.
Own, v. 15, 1. 5. Fettered.
THE isles of Greece, the isles of Greece !
Where burning Sappho loved and sung,
Where Delos rose and Phæbus sprung 12
The hero's harp, the lover's lute,
Their place of birth alone is mute
And Marathon looks on the sea ;
I dreamed that Greece might still be free;
Which looks o'er sea-born Salamis ;
And men in pations—all were his !