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That lifts his streaming mane; the heifer lows;
And to the GOD who stretched the radiant bow,
"Room for the leper! Room!" And as he came The cry passed on-" Room for the leper! Room!"
* And aside they stood,
Sackcloth about his loins, and on his lip
* Day was breaking When at the altar of the temple stood
The holy priest of God. The incense-lamp
The echoes of the melancholy strain
Died in the distant aisles, and he rose up,
Struggling with weakness, and bowed down his head
Unto the sprinkled ashes, and put off
His costly raiment for the leper's garb,
And with the sackcloth round him, and his lip
Waiting to hear his doom:
"Depart! depart, O child
Of Israel, from the temple of thy God,
From all thou lov'st away thy feet must flee,
Depart! and come not near
The busy mart, the crowded city, more;
Voices that call thee in the way; and fly
Wet not thy burning lip
In streams that to a human dwelling glide;
The water where the pilgrim bends to drink,
And pass not thou between
The weary traveller and the cooling breeze,
Nor milk the goat that browseth on the plain,
And now depart! and when
Thy heart is heavy, and thine eyes are dim,
Selected thee to feel his chastening rod-
And he went forth-alone! not one of all
Breaking within him now, to come and speak
It was noon,
And Helon knelt beside a stagnant pool
Love and awe
Mingled in the regard of Helon's eye,
As if his heart was moved, and stooping down
And laid it on his brow, and said, "Be clean!"
Coursed with delicious coolness through his veins,
His leprosy was cleansed, and he fell down
THE FINAL TRIUMPH OF LIBERTY.-N. A. Review
IN the great Lancastrian school of the nations, liberty is the lesson, which we are appointed to teach. Masters we claim not, we wish not, to be; but the Monitors we are of this noble doctrine. It is taught in our settlement, taught in our revolution, taught in our government; and the nations of the world are resolved to learn.
It may be written in sand and effaced, but it will be written again and again, till hands, now fettered in slavery, shall boldly and fairly trace it, and lips, that now stammer at the noble word, shall sound it out in the ears of their despots, with an emphasis to waken the dead. Some will comprehend it and practise it at the first; others must wrestle long with the old slavish doctrine; and others may abuse it to excess, and cause it to be blasphemed awhile in the world. But it will still be taught, and still be repeated, and must be learned by all; by old and degenerate communities, to revive their youth; by springing colonies, to hasten their progress.
With the example before them of a free representative government-of a people governed by themselves, it is no more probable that the nations will long bear any other, than that they should voluntarily dispense with the art of printing, or the mariner's compass.
It is therefore plainly no age for Turks to be stirring. It is as much as men can do, to put up with Christian, with civilized, yes, with legitimate masters. The Grand Seignior is a half-century too late in the world. It requires all people's patience to be oppressed and ground to the dust, by the parental sway of most faithful, most catholic, most christian princes.
Fatigued as they are with the Holy Alliance, it were preposterous to suppose they can long submit to a horde of
Tartarian infidels. The idea that the most honourable, the most responsible, the most powerful office in the state, can, like a vile heir-loom, follow the chance of descent, is quite enough to task the forbearance of this bold and busy time. What then shall become of viziers and sultans, when ministers are bewildered in their cabinets, and kings are shaken on their thrones? Instead of arming their misbelieving hosts against a people, who have taken hold of liberty, and who will be free, let them rejoice that great and little Bucharia are still vacant, and take up their march for the desert.
EDUCATION OF THE POOR.-Smith.
THE education of the poor, sifts the talents of a country, and discovers the choicest gifts of nature in the depths of solitude and in the darkness of poverty; for Providence often sets the grandest spirits in the lowest places, and gives to many a man a soul far better than his birth, compelling him to dig with a spade, who had better wielded a sceptre. Education searches everywhere for talents; sifting among the gravel for the gold, holding up every pebble to the light, and seeing whether it be the refuse of Nature, or whether the hand of art can give it brilliancy and price.
There are no bounds to the value of this sort of education. I come here to speak upon this occasion; when fourteen or fifteen youths, who have long participated of your bounty, come to return you their thanks. How do we know that there may not be, among all these, one who shall enlarge the boundaries of knowledge-who shall increase the power of his country by his enterprise in commerce-watch over its safety in the most critical times, by his vigilance as a magistrate and consult its true happiness by his integrity and his ability as a senator?
On all other things there is a sign, or a mark;-we know them immediately, or we can find them out; but man, we do not know; for one man differeth from another man, as heaven differs from earth;-and the excellence that is in him, education seeks for with vigilance and preserves with care. We might make a brilliant list of our great English characters, who have been born in cottages. May it ever increase; there can be no surer sign that we are a wise and a happy people.