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NOBODY'S CHILD.-Phila H. Case.
ALONE, in the dreary, pitiless street,
Just over the way there's a flood of light,
Oh! what shall I do when the night comes down
No father, no mother, no sister, not one
And tells me of such unbounded love,
NATIONAL MONUMENT TO WASHINGTON.
R. C. Winthrop, July 4th, 1848.
FELLOW-CITIZENS, let us seize this occasion to renew to each other our vows of allegiance and devotion to the American Union, and let us recognize in our common title to the name and the fame of Washington, and in our common veneration for his example and his advice, the all-sufficient centripetal power, which shall hold the thick clustering stars of our confederacy in one glorious constellation forever! Let the column which we are about to construct be at once a pledge and an emblem of perpetual union! Let the foundations be laid, let the superstructure be built up and cemented, let each stone be raised and riveted, in a spirit of national brotherhood ! And may the earliest ray of the rising sun-till that sun shall set to rise no more--draw forth from it daily, as from the fabler statue of antiquity, a strain of national harmony, which shall strike a responsive cord in every heart throughout the republic !
Proceed, then, fellow-citizens with the work for which you have assembled. Lay the corner-stone of a monument which shall adequately bespeak the gratitude of the whole American people to the illustrious father of his country ! his own monument. We, and those who come after us, in successive generations, are its appointed, its privileged guardians. The wide-spread republic is the future monde ment to Washington. Maintain its independence. Cphold its constitution. Preserve its union. Defend its libertr. Let it stand before the world in all its original strength and beauty, securing peace, order, equality, and freedom, to all within its boundaries, and sheduing light and hope and joy upon the pathway of human liberty throughout the world-and Washington needs no other monument. Other structures may fully testify our veneration for him ; this, this alone can adequately illustrate his services to mankind.
Nor does he need even this. The republic may perish; the wide arch of our ranged Union may fall; star by star its glories may expire; stone by stone its columns and its capitol may moulder and crumble ; all other names which adorn its annals may be forgotten ; but as long as human hearts shall anywhere pant, or human tongues anywhere plead, for a true, rational, constitutional liberty, those hearts shall enshrine the memory, and those tongues prolong the fame, of GEORGE WASHINGTON.
VAT YOU PLEASE.- Wm. B. Fowle.
Two Frenchmen, who had just come over,
Halt starved but always gay,
(No weasels ere were thinner,)
Extremely puzzled how to get a dinner.
Our Frenchmen wandered on their expedition ;
Stomach and rocket in the same condition.
Towards night, one Frenchman at a tavern door
Sure, you are very kine, sure, vat you pleuse.”
It was a glorious treat, pie, pudding, cheese and meat;
name is Tom, sir-.you’ve this bill to pay."-
generously tore the bill in two,
What will you have, sir ?» venturing to repeat-
WILL THE NEW YEAR COME TO-NIGHT,
MAMMA ?- Cora M. Eager.
of waiting som
ago; I run to peep within the door by morning's early light'Tis empty still: oh, say, mamma, will the New Year
come to-night? Will the New Year come to-night, mamma ?-the snow is
on the hill, And the ice must be two inches thick upon the meadow's
rill. I heard you tell papa, last night, his son must have a sled, (I didn't mean to hear, mamma,) and a pair of skates,
I prayed for just those things, mamma. Oh, I shall be
full of glee, And the orphan boys iu the village school will all be envy
ing me; But I'll give them toys, and lend them books, and make
their New Year glad, For God, you say, takes back his gifts when little folks are
bad. Aud won't you let me go, mamma, upon the New Year's
long to wait.
The New Year comes to-night, mamma, I saw it in my
you weep ?--
thce, my boy!