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You can chant in happy measure,
As they slowly pass alony ;
They will not forget the song.
Ever ready to command,
Reach an ever open hand,
O’er the erring you can weep,
Sitting at the Saviour's feet.
Prove yourself a soldier true,
There's no work for you to do,
You can go with careful tread,
You can cover up the dead.
For some greater work to do,
She will never come to you.
Do not fear to do or dare,
You can find it anywhere.
JOSIL BILLINGS ON “MANIFEST DESTINY."
MANIFEST destiny iz the science ov going tew bust, or enny other place before yu git thare. I may be rong in this centiment, but that iz the way it strikes me, and i am so put together that when enny thing strikes me i imme
jiately strike back. Manifest destiny mite perhaps be blocked out agin az the condishun that man and things find themselfs in with a ring in their nozes and sumboddy hold ov the ring. I may be rong agin, but if i am, awl . hav got tew sa iz, i don't kno it, and what a man don't kno ain't no damage tew enny boddy else. The tru way that manifess destiny had better be sot down iz, the exacz distance that a frog kan jump down hill with a striped snake after him ; i don't kno but i may be wrong, onst more, but if the frog don't git ketcthed the destiny iz jist what he iz a looking for.
When a man falls into the bottom ov a well and makes up biz minde tew stay thare, that ain't manifess destiny enny more than having yure hair cut short iz; but if he almoste gits out and then falls down in agin 16 foot deeper and brakes off his neck twice in the same plase and dies and iz buried thare at low water, that iz manifess destiny on the square. Standing behind a cow in tly time and gitling kicked twice at one time, must feel a good deal like manifess destiny. Being about 10 seckunds tew late tew git an express train, and then chasing the train with yure wife, and an umbreller in yure hands, in a hot day, and not getting az near tew the train az you waz when yu started, looks a leetle like manifess destiny on a rale rode trak. Going into a tempranse house and calling for a little old Bourbon on ice, and being told in a mild way that“ the Bourbon iz jist out, but they hav got sum gin that cost 72 cents a gallon in Paris," sounds tew me like the manifess destiny ormoste tempranse houses.
Mi dear reader, don't beleave in manifess destiny unti! gu see it. Thare iz such a thing az manifess destiny, but when it occurs it iz like the number ov rings on the rakocn's tale, ov no great consequense onla for ornament. Man wanit made for a machine, if he waz, it waz a locomotiff machine, and manifess destiny must git oph from the trak when the bell rings, or git knocked higher then the price ov gold. Manifess destiny iz a disseaze, but it iz eazy tew heal; i hav seen it in its wust stages 'cured bi sawing a cord ov dri hickory wood.
I thought i had it onse, it broke out in the shape ov poetry; i sent a speciment ov'the disseaze tew a magazine, the magazine man wrote me nex day az follers,
Yu may be a phule, but yu are no poeck. Yures, in haste,"
Come, sit thee down! Here is the bench where Benjamin
would sit On First-day afternoons in spring, and watch the swallows He loved to smell the sprouting box, and hear the pleasant
bees Go humming round the lilacs and through the apple trec s. I think he loved the spring: not that he cared for flowers:
most men Think such things foolishness—but we were first acquainted
then, One spring; the next he spoke his mind; the third I was
his wife, And in the spring (it happened so) our children entered
He was but seventy-five: I did not think to lay him yet
met. The Father's mercy shows in this : 'tis better I should be Picked out to bear the heavy cross-alone in age--than he.
We've lived together fifty years ; it seems but one long
day, One quiet Sabbath of the heart, till he was called away; And as we bring from Meeting-time a sweet contentment
home, So, Hannah, I have store of peace for all the days to come. [ mind (for I can tell thee now) how hard it was to know If I had heard the spirit right, that told me I should go; For father had a deep concern upon his mind that day, But mother spoke for Benjamin-she knew what best to
Then she was still : they sat awhile : at last she spoke She wears, thee knows, the gayest gowns, she hears a
hireling priestAh, dear! the cross was ours ; her life's a happy one, at
least. Perhaps she'll wear a plainer dress when she's as old as Would thee believe it, Hannah ? once I felt temptation
nigh! My wedding-gown was ashen silk, too simple for my taste: I wanted lace around the neck, and a ribbon at the waist.
How strange it seemed to sit with him upon the women's
side! I did not dare to lift my eyes : I felt more fear than
pride, 'Till, “in the presence of the Lord,” he said, and then there A holy strength upon my heart, and I could say the same. I used to blush when he came near, but then I showed no
sign; With all the meeting looking on, I held his hand in mine. It seemed my bashfulness was gone, now I was his for life: Thee knows the feeling, Hannah-thee, too, hast been a
wife. As home we rode, I saw no fields look half so green as
ours; The woods were coming into leaf, the meadows full of
flowers; The neighbors met us in the lane, and every face was
kind 'Tis strange how lively everything comes back upon my
mind. I see, as plain as thee sits there, the wedding-dinner
Eusebius never cared to farm-'twas not his call in truth,
tongue, The cheerful, kindly nature we loved when she was young: And it was brought upon my mind, remembering her, of
go, And she will do her duty as a daughter should I know. 'Tis hard to change so late in life, but we must be resigned The Lord looks down coutentedly upon a willing mind.
FOUND DEAD.-- Albert Leiyktm.
There was nobody near, nobody near