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'Tis the sea-bird, sea-bird, sea-bird,
Who watches their course who so mildly
Who hovers on high o'er the lover
And her who has clung to his neck? Whose wing is the wing that can cover With its shadow the foundering wreck? 'Tis the sea-bird, sea-bird, sea-bird.
My eye in the light of the billow,
My wing in the wake of the wave,
My foot on the iceberg has lighted,
I'm the sea-bird, sea-bird, sea-bird,
XLIX.-WHY THUS LONGING?
WHY thus longing, thus for ever sighing,
All thy restless yearnings it would still;
Poor, indeed, thou must be, if around thee
Thou no ray of light and joy canst throw; If no silken cord of love hath bound thee
To some little world through weal and woe; If no dear eyes thy fond love can brighten, No fond voices answer to thine own; If no brother's sorrow thou canst lighten, By daily sympathy and gentle tone.
Not by deeds that win the crowd's applauses,
Canst thou win and wear the immortal crown.
Dost thou revel in the rosy morning,
When all nature hails the lord of light, And his smile, the mountain tops adorning, Robes yon fragrant fields in radiance bright?
LI.-DUTY OF A CHIEF MAGISTRATE.
1. GENTLEMEN, we live under a Constitution. It has made us what we are. What has carried the American flag all over the world? What has constituted that unit of commerce that, wherever the stripes and stars are seen, they signify that it is America, and united America? What is it now that represents us so respectably all over Europe, in London at this moment and all over the world? What is it but the result of those commercial regulations which bound us all together and made our commerce the same commerce; which made all the States-New York, Massachusetts, South Carolina-in the aspect of our foreign relations, the same country, without division, distraction or separation? Now, gentlemen, this was the original design of the Constitution. We, in our day, must see that this spirit is made to pervade the whole administration of the government. The Constitution of the United States, to keep us united, to keep flowing in our hearts a fraternal feeling, must be administered in the spirit of it.
2. And if I wish to have the spirit of the Constitution in its living, speaking, animated form, I would refer always, always, to the administration of the first president, George Washington; and if I were now, fellow-citizens, to form the ideal of a patriot president, I would draw his master strokes and copy his design. I would present this picture before me as a constant study for life. I would present his policy, alike liberal, just, narrowed down to no sectional interests, bound down to no personal objects, held to no locality, but broad and generous and open; as expansive as the air which is wafted by the winds of heaven from one part of the country to another. I would draw a picture of his foreign policy-just, steady, stately, but, withal, proud and lovely and glorious. No man could say, in his day, that the broad escutcheon of the honor of the Union could receive either injury or damage, or even contumely or disrespect. His own character gave character to the foreign relations of the country. He upheld every interest of his country in even the proudest nations of Europe, and, while reso