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Ghe Grave' of Washington.

TA person who accompanied Gen. Taylor on his visit to Richmond, gives the following description of the scene as the steamboat passed Mount Vernon. Some one remarked, “That for fifty years no boat or ship had passed the spot where lie the remains of the illustrious dead, without paying the solemn compliment of tolling the beli while passing: No such honor was ever before paid to the memory, of the great dead.” "'Tis the Mecca of the States !” solemnly added the President, without for a moment moving his eyes from the spot.]

n the saffron-tinted morning,

With Potomac's anthem swell, Where our honored Chief is sleeping,

Mingles deed the passing bell! Slowly glides the gallant vessel

By Mount Vernon's hallowed shades, And that mellowed, mournful cadence

Echoes through the dewy glades.

'Tis Columbia's tender tribute,

Offered to her noblest son! 'Tis the free heart's fervent homage

At the Grave of Washington.

In the slumb'rous hush of noontide,

With Potomac's anthem swell, Where our honored Chief is sleeping,

Mingles deep the passing bell! Never marble mausoleum

Might such majesty impart; Nor the loud acclaim of millions,

As the homage of the heart. 'Tis Columbia's tender tribute,

Offered to her noblest son! 'Tis the free heart's earnest homage

At the Grave of Washington.

In the rosy flush of evening,

With Potomac's anthem swell, Where our honored Chief is sleeping,

Mingles deep the passing bell! Never King, in regal splendor,

Won a fame so true and pure,

For his name will be a watchword,

While his country shall endure. 'Tis Columbia's tender tribute,

Offered to her noblest son! 'Tis the true heart's fervent homage

At the Grave of Washington.

In the blue and starry midnight,

With Potomac's anthem swell, Where our honored Chief is sleeping,

Mingles deep the passing bell! Dear the spot to patriot pilgrims

What a thrill his name creates! 'Tis the signet of the Union

'Tis the Mecca of the States! Mete such true and tender tribute

To Columbia's noblest son! 'Tis the free heart's fervent homage

At the Grave of Washington.

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