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Fierce, avaricious, proud, there must be war:

ao, with a courage of unshaken root,

Pianta it upon the line that Justice draws,

'Tis to the virtues of such men, man owes His portion in the good, that Ileav'n bestows. Fats of renown, though wrought in ancient days, 'Fells of a few stout hearts, that fought and died, Where duty plac'd them, at their country's side; Ibe man, that is not mov'd with what he reads,

That takes not fire at their heroic deeds,

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

TABLE TALK.

344724

ASTOM, LINOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIO**

1906

Si te fortè meæ gravis uret sarcina chartæ,
Abjieito.

Hor. Lib. i. Epist. 13.

A. YOU told me, I remember, glory, built
Og selüəl principles, is shame and guilt ;
The deeds, that men admire as half-divine,
stark naught, because corrupt in their design.
Ssange doctric this ! that without scruple tears
Iselaarel, that tie very lightning spares;
Briaza down the warrior's trophy to the dust,
Aud eats into his bloody sword like rust.
B. I grant that, men continuing what they are,
And bever meant the rule should be applied
Tokin, that öghts with justice on his side.
Let laurels, drench'd in pure Parnassian dews,
Prward his mem’ry, dear to ev'ry muse,
la honour's field advancing his firm foot,
Aad will prevail or perish in her cause.

And when recording History displays

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