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'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.
[Observation]
 

A soul that pity touched but never shook; trained, from his cradle, the fierce extremes of good and ill to brook; impassive, fearing but the shame of fear, a stoic of the woods, a man without a fear.
 

An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write; but how shall I begin? For I'm sure I have not original in me, Excepting Original Sin.
 

And Freedom shrieked as Kosciusko fell!
[Cowardice]
 

And muse on Nature with a poet's eye.
 

Auspicious hope, in thy sweet garden grow wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe.
[Hope]
 

Coming events cast their shadows before.
[Events]
 

Distance lends enchantment to the view.
 

Faithful to its sacred page, heaven still rebuilds thy span, nor lets the type grow pale with age, that first spoke peace to man.
 

For Beauty's tears are lovelier than her smile.
[Tears]
 

How delicious is the winning of a kiss at love's beginning.
[Beginnings]
 

I'll meet the raging of the skies, but not an angry father.
 

Never wedding, ever wooing, Still a lovelorn heart pursuing, Read you not the wrong you're doing In my cheek's pale hue? All my life with sorrow strewing; Wed or cease to woo.
 

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.
 

The proud, the cold untroubled heart of stone, that never mused on sorrow but its own.
 

The sentinel stars set their watch in the sky.
 

Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore, And coming events cast their shadows before.
[Future]
 

To bear is to conquer our fate.
 

To live in hearts we leave behind, Is not to die.
[Memory]
 

Tomorrow let us do or die!
 


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