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For the Republican. The Song of the Wave, ^ h e Ziephyr aweke from a quiet sleep, And atruek with his magical wand the deep, Wfaaa Jo ! &otn.tha( fairjr touch arose Atlancing wave from its calm impose. I t sported light o’er the ocean’s breast Waked the sun-beams that sjept there, and waters from rest, *rhen lashed theVea, and as wild echoes rung, t caught these lines of the song it sui^g: « “ O^r these waters I’ve danced in mirthful glee; Jtfy step’s to the strains of the merry sea; The shore I’ve kissed in my r«pid flight, High revels kept'in the dta'J of night; •rhe song I hare turned to the bitter moan, The joyous laugh to tlie dying groan. I've piur^ied in the deep—Old Ocean’s bed ts rich with the sViOils of the dead ; He holds in his pirate grasp bright gold. For which thousands their own life’s blood have sold. He gathered his wealth from regions afer. From the perfumed East, and spoils of war, While Nature bequeathed for his legacy, The pearl-fraught mines of the foaming sea. ^ v a s theulleef) o f ^lajr^ aqd a merry ' Had launched on tii» waters their light canoe: The goddess of mirth, in her bright prray, Had hung with gay banners their joyous way, And ch io ^ in full chorus the mirthful song. To-the oars they dipped in tiie waters strong. Ha! they thpoght not then, in their high-soulcd For the Republican. gion. ”^Wben the sun kissed the waters, whaf sadness would be. A#hip walked forth on tlie sparklii]» tide; With grace He sped o’er the watei-s wide: 6he h ^ in embrace as brave a crew, e’errode the waves of the ocean blue. * Twas eve: O’er tlie depths full many a star ^afited ii« beacon from regions afar, And Night’s dueen gazed from her heavenly track, On the mirror that Jan g her likeness back; While Ocean smiled, as witli face serene, He caught a gl§nce from the bright-eyed Q,ueen. I peeped o’er the deck : A lady was there; Bright beauty ne’er dwelt on u brow more fair: 1 passed the Munds, and a kiss I laid On thetosy dieek of that joyous maid. She raised half in anger her haughty liead,^ Then dashed the spray tiiat my Hps httd spread. When roused at tlie itiswit, in high disdain, I moofited the deck, a n ^ i s ^ her again. 1 peeped in the cabin: Fair forms were there— Young Beatity fhat not a sha«le of care— There was Childhood,^, wtn the sunny brow— Their dreams of the future were bright, I uow. I listened, and far the entrancing sound OfHuusic triumphant sent ech«es around^ And there moved light sfep^t* the melting strain ; Methought ihey’H ne'er join in the dance again. I left, them, and j>aased*t^ the jovial band. Who furl the sail with the hardy hand. Joy leot her wing^ as that mrrry rrew R«let>aoyant tl»e waves of tlie Ocean blue. Vit«^ was there m garments most bright, Wliile Bacchus arose as king of the n ight. And the wine drop’s dance in the sparkling cup, I marked,as they lifted tl»egobl« up; And I heard the song, as it echoing spread Its reveHing round,«’er the Ocean’s bed. To thy cave, Odeaims, the«(^oes flew ; O’er the waters their strong arms the sea-gods threw; They rai««l their notes to the heavens most high; Dark clouds were veiling the bright blue sky ; The liehtnings flashed from each hidden cave, , Arii the trumpets of H e ^ n sad warning gave. A cloud most dire o’er th ^ ro u d ship’s track, Threw in vengeful mood its glance of blacks A signal ’iwas for the wave to awake From his dreatriy sleep on the quiet lake. But to rouse his wrath with a mightier swell. On the salt-sea foam, where that ship rode well. So i timed with Heawn’s trumps as they rang o’er the sur^, For that gallant ship her funeral dirge; And I sUflk her deep ’neath the' briny sea. And the *irild winds her requiem song shall be : ■ YelWiey’ll waft not a sigh o’er Uie waters bright. To breathe forth a tale of that fearful night— But J lefllier not, tiH% glance I threw O’er the many who drank ofihe Ocean blue. The mother i marked: In angusih wilir. She had clasped to her breast-the blobftiit^g child ; And e’en when the death-pang reached her heart. With her bosom’s idol she ne’er would part. Tlie lover was there, and closc by her side,, In her watery grave, was the fair young bride. There tilenl she lay—her long, dmk hair Was twined with the green locks that mermaids wear. I looked, and 1o! she had chosen her grave. In the deep, dark niche of a coral cave. The Naiads of Ocean had spied her retreat. And they wove of the sea-weed her winding sheel. They studded her bier with many a gem— A pearl and a sea shell her diadem; And I heard in thepausejof the fairy hum, The 4Mr,<wild cliant of her requiem. I turn ag«iii-^In a cavity wet, With a-p«rl for his^ pillow, and amb^and jrt. Strewed shining arobnd him; a youth most brave Was ri«eptng—fcii«hro«d oT the dark blue«rave; His coflin was forpied th& gems that sleep . In the fairy grott of the hak'y dwp. His bier was carried v'rth ■ofl, light trwd, By the sea-gods Hovn to his cold, damp bed. He had loo)^ to the future wHh laughing eye; He saw not a cloud yi ita cleaf, blue sky; . Bright hopes weracberiihed, and wild plans laid; He dfsaned aot those hopes from his sight would . ftdlB— He dreamed not that I, iMi moiartt of gl^, Coold hatf them ’niong A§ of the sea. ’ 14efi A en tbece. OU^^cean lav^ ■ With tiis b r i ^ lips’fl»$ brow of th^larjiTC, And drop d i ro u g h j^ o*eriheir early bier, As ke proves tr«e only tear. . -t. i \ Tbe'^foHMnng^u a gaod idea, wiioever \j ba the anthor of it. I f «wry p«B rtid « a » B - . Coold bum^ppa paHbi;^, . ^ . How: nuuijr heait< wouw nrove td aero, That stiire 4o crash ' , * - . Religion’s a seraph of heavenly birth, Who fleigns to dwelUwith the sons of earth. To smooili their rough and rugged way. Their pains to soothe, theiF sorrows to allay. As journeying through tliis vale of tears. Beset by dangers, trials, and by fears. Religion calms his troubled breast, And guides the weary pilgrim safe to rest. In Affliction’s Jark and trying hour. When is keenly felt afflictive power, Reli'^ion a heavenly cordial does impart To the bleeding and afflicted heart. When Disappointment our paths beset, And Adversity sorrows doth beget; Religion in accents sweet and mild, Speaks comfort to Sorrow’s stricken child. As oft we I urn aside, and drop the silent tear - O’er heartless fHends to us once dear. Religion does to us sweet solace'send, And points to Christ, a never-failing Friend. As Death win?s his sure,unerring dart To some faithful and beloved heart, To calm our breasts and exfract thellling, What soothiMg balm does Religion bring ! As we surround the Christian's bed of dealli, And see him calm resign his vital breath. Religion does the fear of death dispel, And guides his spirit where angels dwell. As Futurity draws her sable curtain round the tomb, And shrouds tlie grave in dmibt and gloom, Religion reveals aday when tombs shall rend, And pure spirits to fadeless bliss ascend. When Christ shal! in triumph descend the skies, And sleeping saints in his glorious likeness rise, A happy throng, by Religion blest. Shall ascend with Christ to heavenly rest; There shall saints and angels meet, And ever dwell in concord sweet. On earth ’tis Religion’s sweet employ, To fit the soul for immortal joy. H. S. ■ Our Correspondent H. S., has chosen, in the above, to put Religion on crutches. We had much rather see her go forward with a firm, stately, measured, and majestic pace. June. She comes ! the smiling, rose-crowned June! And every harp is now in tune; And sweet the woodland echoes ring. That mourn the flight of parting Spring. With stately, matron step she moves Along the vale and through the groves, Drest in her robes of deepest green. Where sun-light gladdens all tlie scene. With glowing heat, and burning eye. The Sun looks down through yon blue sJsy, Where fleecy clouds of silver white, Are sailing in his golden light. L o ! where the perfumed daisies shed Their fi-agrance in yon spangled mead, She glides in radiant light along, And listens to the sky-lark’s song. Unnumbered flowers of gorgeous dyes. In all her devious pathway rise; Bright butter-cups of golden hue, And clover red, and violets blue. Yet, June in all her dazzling charms, Con wield in wrath her oonquering arms. And drive tlie swain, with noontide heat, To seek the forest’s cool retreat And there at ease, inglorious laid Beneath the quiet sylvan shade. By mossy fount and sparkling rill. He sleeps, while all around is still. H. W . For the Repullican. lb Miss E. D. Ellen, there is a beauty rare Upon thy brow; * And4ofty spirits, Lady fair. Are bending low. And worshipping at Beauty’s shrino, To catch from those blue eyes of thine, A glance or smile. And I, though lowly be my lot, Would not by thee be quite forgot. E’en yet a while. With rapture wild, my soul would fly, In pleasures pure, through Hope’s bright sky. And bathe in joys divine. Could I but read in thy bright eye, Tliat hope in which all others die, That one pure thought were mine. It may not.be, and hence I bring Unto that shrine an oflTering Of faithful, truthful love. So pure, an angel well might ring This song on harp of golden string, . In fairer realms above. ^ The^ic^s, the fears, The.fe?erish dreams are past—wc’part. And swells with tears the bursting hear^ Crushed and in tears. Farewell! What though the joys we banish. Which love imparts; Thy memory shpW never vanish F rjpn the true he^^rt. H. S. B. iHieccllatti). Tlift Rnnaway Match, OR HOW THE SCHOOI-M ASTER FORTUNE. MARRIED A BY MAJOR JOSEPH JONES. In all your thoughts Irt Wbote light alone can siimn * ditrell, I expel.—Anon. Immodest words admit'of no defence ; For want of decency, is want of ignsed—Fofe. It’s about ten years ago sense th||p incident what I am fWine to tuck place. It caused a great sensation in Pineville at the time, and had the efftSl tomalce the fellows monstrous earefi.il how they run away with other people’s daughters, ever sense. _ Mr. Eoenezer D^blittle bominablist man after rich gals that ever was. He’ hadn’t been keepin’ school in^Pine-ville mor’n, 6 months, before he hnc^ound out every gal in the settlement, ^hSose^- ther htfd 20 niggers. He;||j|pis ratlier old to be papular with the gals, and the way'they did bluif him off, was enough to discourage anybody but a Yankee schoolmaster what wanted to git married, anrf hadn’t many years of grace left. But it didn’t seem to make no sort of difference to him. He undertook ’em by the job. He was bound to have a rich^plfe out of some of ’em, and if he failed in one case, it only made him perseverin’ in the next. His motto was—‘ never say die Betty Darling as he used to call her—old Mr. Darling’s daughter what used to live otit on the Ritns—^^was about the torn down-set mischief of a gal in Georgia. Betty was rich and handsome, and smart —and had more admirers than she caiild shake a stick at, but she was sich a tpjiwien-tin little coquette, that the boys was all afraid to court her in downright earnest.-^ When Mr. Doolittle found her out, he went right at her. like a house-a-fire. She was jest the gal for hin, and he was detarmined to have net at the risk of his life. Well, he lai^ seige to old Mr. Darling’s house, day and night, and when he couldn’t leave his school, to go and see her, he rit letters to her that was enuff to throw any other gal but Betty Darling, into a fit of the highstericks to read ’em. Just as everybody expected, after en-cotjyragin’ him jest enuff to make the feller believe he had the thing did, she kicked him flat. Bnt shaw! he was perfectly used to that, and was to mucb of a plfttosopher lo be discouraged by sich a rebuff, wnen the game was worth pursuin.’ He did’nt lose a minnit’s time, but jest brushed up, and w'ent rite at her again. Ev-ei^ body was perfectly surprised^p see him gwine back to old Mr. Darling’s again*af|er the way he had been treated by Betty, but they were a' great deal more supprised. and the boys were terribly alarmed in abojat a month, at the headway he seemed to be ma-kiftg in his suit. All at once. Miss Betty’s conduct seemed to change towards him, and though her parents were terribly opposed to the match —anybody could see that see was beginnin’ to like the sohpolmaster very well. Things went on in this way for a while, till bime by old Mr. Darling began to git so uneasy about it, that he told Mr. Doolittle, one day, Uiat he mustifc come to his house no more ;and that if he ketcht him sendin’ any more love letters and kiss verses to his daughter, by his nigger gals, he’d make one of his boys guv him an all-fired cowhidin.’ But Mr. Doolittle didn’t care for that neither, • He could «ee Miss Betty when she come a shoppin’ up town, and there was more’n one v^y to git a letter to her. What did he care for old Darling ? His daughter was head and heart in love with him, and was^ jest the gal to run away with him too, if she was opposed by her parents. And as for the property, he was certain to that when once he married the gal. On Saturday, when there was no.^hool, Mr. Doolittle went to old Esq. Rogers and told him he must be reddy to marry a pair, that night, at exactly ten o’clock. ‘ Mum,’ sajw he,‘ you mustn’t say <a word to nobod}’-. The license is all reddy, and the party wants to be very pdvate.’ Esq. Rogers was one of the most accom-odatin’ old fellers in the world, on sich oc-a monstrous cranky, Besignatxjon.—Chr^tians are too little ________ __________^ aware what their religion requires fromiJ;ie7it“i d n ’rra ak rn 7 o d d s who they was casions. Mrs. Rogers was cross old lady, and nothing done the old Esq, so much good, as to marry other peor them, with regard to-their wishes. When we wish things to be otherwise th^n they are, we lose sight of |he ^ a t practi^l parts of the life of godline^. We wish, and wish, when, if we have done all that lies ^ us, we should fall Quietly into the hapds of* God. Sijch wishing cuts the very sinews of our privileges and consolations. You are leaving me for a time; and you say you wish you could leave me better, or leave me with some assistance; but, if iJt*is right for you to gOfit is right for«)e to meet what lies on me, without a wish that I had less to meet, or were better able to meet it. Besides, Mr. Doolittle man.jin his opinion, and be church. an injured mged to his * Tliose that are of iiigli birth a^e respected ; their very name is a’ sort of panegyric to them, and this is one of ,4k greatest pri-‘ vii^es a mandean desire., But give tia„tke man who has raised himself to fam»-~the root aad not the branch of greatness, jMr. Doolittle had arranged the whole bus-iflfss in first rate order. Miss Betty Darling, was to meet him at the end of her father’s lane, disguised in a ridin’ dress, borrowed for the occasion, wheikiji he was to take her in a close one hOrse barouche, and ^fly with her on the wings of love,’ as he said, to the Esq’s, office, whar they was to be united in bands of wedlock, before anybody in the village know’d anything about it. He had made arrangements at the hotel for a room, which he seed fixed up himself for the j^spicious occasion, and he had writ a letter^ to a friend of his do^n in Angusty, to be there the next week, to take clfarge of his school, as he thought it oipught be ne-cessary^ for him to keep oiit of me way of Darlingigr a few weeks, till the old feller co^ld tim^p come to. AH &y Mr» Doolittle was btistliii’ about, as ifhe«^Mto^ certain which end he stood on, win® wSftro&lrine «f'^hi» bart, beamed from his fsdlur-colored face in a way .tolet' evei^’botiy know sotnething extraordinary wss^wine to happen. ^ Jest af^pr dark he mought have been seen drivin* out^y h lin s^ in a barouche, towards old Mr. parling’s. , * Every body, ’a p e c te d somethin,’ and all hands was on the lookout. It was plain to see Esq. Roars’ importance was swelled up consideraWe with somethin,’ but nobodyx could git a word out of wm, ; ^ ■ Mr. DoolitfTe didn’t spare the lash after he got out of sight of town, and with strainin’ eyes and palpitatin’ hart, he soon reached the place appointed, to meet the object of his consQmin’ affections. Was she’thar ? No! Yes f It is her ! ^ Yes thar she is the dear c re ^ u f! The skirt of her nankee^iHin’ dress, Vhat sets close to her angelic form, flutterin’ in the breeze. , She stands timidly crouchin’ in the fence holdin’ her vale close ove^her lovely face, tremblin’ in every jint, for fear she mought b6^ discovered and tore away from the arms of her devoted Ebenezer ! ‘ Dearest angel’ sea he in a very low voice. ‘ Oh! Ebenezer !’ and she kind ’o fell into his arras. ‘ Compose yourself my love !’ * Oh, if father should--------- •’ ‘ Don’t fear, dearest creature ; my arm shall protect you against the world,’ And he was jest gwine to pull away her vale to kiss her— Oh,’ ses she, ‘ didn’t I hear somebody a conimin ?” - Eh ?’ ses he lookin’ round. ‘ Let’s git in, my dear.’ And with that, he helped her into the barouche, and contented himself with imprintin’ a burnin’ kiss that almost singed the kid glove on her dear little hand, as he closed the door. Then jumpin’ on the front seat, he drove as fast as he could to town, encouragin’ her all the way, and swar-in’ tocher how he would love her and tellin’ her how parents would forgive her, and think jest as mucb of her as ever. Poor g a l! she was so terribly agitated that she couldn’t do nothin’ but sob and cry which made Mr. Doolittle love her more, and sware the harder. When they got to the Esq’s, and the boy that was on the watch, seed him help her out of the barouche, everybody know d her at once,' in spite of her disguise, and sich another excitement was never in Pineville. Sum, of the fellers was half out of their senses, and it was necessary to hurry the ceremony over as quick as possible, for fear of bein’ interupted by the row that was evidently bruin.’ ‘ Be qtiick, Esq.,’ ses Doolittle, handing out the license, and shaking, like he had th e a te r,‘ for Miss Darling is very much agitated,’ Tbe Esq,, hardly waited to wipe his SjfiBfetacIes, and didn’t take time to enjoy himself in readin’ the ceremony slow, and putting the demi-semi-quivers in his voice, like he always did. The noise was gittih’ lou.der, and louder, and sumbody was knocking to git in. Oh,’ ses Betty, l^aning^on the schoolmaster’s arm for support. ‘ G&on/ ses Doolittle, pressing her to his side, his eyeg on the Esq,, and Ids face as white as,ift sheet. * Oppfnj<the*»do^"€lo'gers,’ ses a hoarse voice, 6utsidi§. But the Esq. didn’t hear nothin’ till he pronounced the last words of the ,ceremony —and Ebenezer Doolittle and Elizabeth Darling, were pronoimced AIAN, and WIFE ! Jest then the door opened. In rushed old Mr. Darling, and his sons. Bill and Sam, followed by a whole heap of f i^ r s . xhe bride screamed, and fell into the arms of the triumphant Doolittle. ‘ Take hold of her !’ says old Darling, flourishing his cane over his head. ‘ Take hokJ of the huzzy!’ Stand off!’ says Doolittle, throwing himself in a real stage attitude, and sup-jportirig his fainting bride on one arm,— ‘ Stand off old man! She is my lawful wife, and I claiin the protection of the law !’ ‘ Knock him down !—take hold of him !’ ses a dozen at once—and Bill Darling *Dis is my own deah husban, wat Miss Betty gib me her own seff ^ Sich a shout as did foller ! ‘ Go to the d------ ypu b l ^ - ------- !’ ses Doolittle, tryin’ to pull away from her. ^ Stick to him Silla,’ ses the fellei%,^ he’s yours according to law.’ Old Esq. Rogers, looked Uke he’d, married his last couple, poor old man, and hadn’t a word to say for himSeif. The boys and young Darlings liked to have laughed themselves to deth, whSfe old Darling, who was mad as a hornet, was gwine to have Doolittle arrested for nigger stealing, rite offl Poor Doolittle ! He made out at last to git loose from his wife, and to find the back door. He hasn’t been heard of in Pinevil le, from that day to this. ^ A Beaalifnl Thought We take the following beautiful passage from an Address of Theodore Romeyn, Esq., of Detroit, before the Literary Soci-ties of Rutgers College, on “ Our country and her claims.” “ As in the light of cultivated reason, you look abroad, you see a wealth of beauty, a profusion of goodness in the works of Him who hSs strewn flowers in the wilderness, and painted the bird, and enamelled the insect. In the simplest and most imi-versal of His laws you can read this lesson. An uneducated man dreams not of the constituents of the common sun-light, which now in its splendor floods the firn^a-ment and the landscape. He cannot comprehend how much of the loveliness of the world i’esults from the composite character of light, and from the reflecting properties of most physical bodies. If, instead of the red, yellow and blue, which the analysis of the prism and the experiments by absorption have shown to be its constituents, it had been homogeneous, simple white, how changed, would all have been. The growing corn and the ripe harvest, the blossom and the fruit, the fresh greenness of SpringV and Autumn’s robe of many colors^he hue^ of the violet, the lily and the rose, the sil^ very foam of the rivulet, the emerald of thl^ river, and the p t^ le of the ocean, would have been alike unknown. The raihbpvv would have been but a paler streak in th^ grey sky, and dull vapors would hav6 c'aii-opied the sun, instead of the cloUda, wmcH in dyes of flaming brilliancy, curfe^' tis rising up and going down. Nay,' tber6 would have been no distinetion- betwi^fen the' bloom of childhood and the flush of health, and.the paleness of decay, and the hectic of disease, and the lividhess of deaith.— There would have been an unvaried, unmeaning leaden hue, where now wie see the changing and expressive countenance, the tinted earth, and the gorgeous firmament.'* grabbed the bridegroom by the neck, while E s q u i r e Rogers jumped upon the table and hollereS out— ‘ 1 command the peace in the name of the State of Georgia !’ ‘ She’s my wife !—my lawful wife!’ shouted Doolittle. ‘ 1 call upon the law !’ Jest the bride got over her faintin’ fit, and raised hey drooping head—the veil fell off t and-^oh ! cruel fate! Mr. Doolittle stood petrified with horror, holdin’ in his arms— not Miss Betty, but—Miss Betty’s waiting m a i d — one of the blackest mffger-ioenches in Georgia /—who at that interesting crisis, rolje^. her eyes upon# hini? liker two peeled onions, exclaimed : * IJolitical. Democratic National Conrentioa Democratic Platform—Resolutions unanimously adopted by the Convention at Baltimore. Resolved, That the American democracy place their trust in the intelligence, the patriotism, and the discriminating justice of the American people. Resolved, That we regard this as a distinctive feature of our political creed, which we are proud to maintain before the world, as the great moral element in a form of government, springing from and upheld by the popular will, and we contrast it with the creed and practice of Federalism, under \Vhatever name or form, which seeks to palsy the will of the constituent, and which conceives no imposture too monstrous for the popular credulity. Resolved therefore. That, entertaining thesaviews, the Democratic party of this Union, through their delegates assembled in a general convention of the States, coming together in a spirit of <?oncord, of devotion to the doctrines and faith of a free representative government, and appealing to their fellow citizens for the rectitude of their intentions, renew and re-assert before the American people, the de-clai'ation of principles avowed by them, when, on a former occasion, in general convention, they presented their candidates for the popular suffrages. 1. That the federal government is one of limited powers, derived solely from the constitution, and the grants of power shown therein ought to be .strictly consU-ued by all the departments and agents of the government; and that it is inexpedient and dangerous to exerdise doubtful constitutional powers. 2. That the constitution does- not confer upon the general government the power to commence ,and cari-y on a generate system of internal improvements. 3. That the constitution does not confer authority upon the federal government, directly or indirectly, to assume the debts of the several States, contracted for local internal improvements, or other State purposes; nor woiild such nssumption be just and expedient. 4. That justice and sound policy forbid the federal government to foster one branch of industry to the detriment of another, or lo cherish the interests of one portion to the injury of another portion of our common country ; tliat every citizen, and every section of the country, ha.? a right to deHtond and insist upon an equality of rights and privileges, and to complete an ample protection of persons atid property from domestic violence and foreign agression. A 5. That it is the duty of every branch of rae government to enforce and practice the most rigid economy in conducting our public affairs, and that no more revenue ought to be raisenl than is required to defray the necessary expenses of the government, and for the gradual but certa:iu, ej^nction of the debt createtl by the prosecution of a just and necessary war, after peaceful relations shall have been restored. 6. That Congress has no power to cliartcr a national bank; thatwc believe such an institution one of deadly hostility to the b ^ t interests i>f the country, dangerous to our repuUican instiiutionfi and the liberties of the people, and a r it^ te d ta-.pla<» the business of Uie country within tl^ coiiti’ol of a concentrated nu^hey poMlVr, and.above the laws and i the will of the (ieople;-;fnd that the results of dem-ocratie legislation, in t ^ and all other financial ‘~j t -"t -.'1 -V-------- - measures upon wlud^ issues have been made between the two pblltical partuls of the country, have demonstrated to candid atid practical men of all parties, their soiindneis, safety a^id utility in all business pursuits. 7. That Conofresrhas no power under the fciK stitution to interfere with or control the domati^ institutions, of th^several'States, and that «acn States are the sole and propey udges of everything-appertaining to their own affairs, not prohibrtetl by the constitution; that all efifbrts aC the abotitfbnists or others made to induce Coj|g^ss to interfere #ith questions of slavery, or to take incipient steps in re-" lation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most' alarming ar^*dangerous consequents; and that all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to dimlnithr the happiness of the peofile, and endanger the sta-' bility and permanency of the Union, and ou|ht not to be countenanced by any friend of our political institutions. 8. That the separation of the moneys of the go’- vernment from banking institutions, is indispensa'- ble for the safety of tlie funds of the government ami-the rights of the people. ♦ 9. That the liberal principles embodied by J e t ferson in the Declaration of Independence, and-sanctioned in the constitution, which makes oars' the land of liberty, and the asylum of the oppressed of every nation, have ever, been cardinal principles' in the democratic faith, and every attempt to abridge the present pEtvil^e of becoming citizens and own-' ers of soil among us, onght to 1^ resisted with the" same spirit^which swept tlie alien and sedition laws from our statute books. Resolved, That the proceeds of the public famds-ought to be sacredly applied to the national c l o t s ' specified in the constitution; and that we are op-' posed to any law. for the distribution of such pro-' ce^dS among the State*, as alike inexpedient m policy and repugnant to thewlistitiidon'. / Resolved, That We are decklediy opposed to Ia> kmg&om the President the qualified veto power, by' which he is enabled, utider restrictions and responsibilities, amply sufScient to guar# the public in. terest, to suspend the passage of a bill whose merits cannot secure the approval of two-thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, until the judgmentt)f the people can be obtained thereon, and which has saved the Ainerican people fh>m th»eor-rupt and tyrannical domination of the Bank of the . United States; and from a comiptn>S *y*tem. of genei;|l internal imfirovements. Resolved, That the war with Mexico provoM on her part by years ot insult and injury, was com-' menced by'her army crossing the Rio Grande, at-' tacking the American tro6ps,and invading our ^s-ter State of Texas—and that upon all the principles of patriotism and^the laws of nations, it is a just and necessary war on our part,in which every American citizen should have shown himself on the" side of his country, and neither morally nor physi-' cally, by word or deed, have givea-^^ad and comfbrtc tb the enemy.” Resolved, That we would be rgoiced irt the as-; ^.lirances of a peace with Mexico, founded on the' just principles of indemnity,fi>r tiM^j^t and secu-rity for the futu reb u t that while the ratification o f the liberal treaty offered to Mezj|M> remain* ia doubtj it is the duty of the country to sustain the-administration in every measure necessary to p r^ vide for the vigorous prosecation of the war) sbooid tlie treaty be rejected. Resolved, That the officers and soUiers vh* have carried the arms of their country into Mexico, have crowned it with imperishaUe glory. Their tmcon^ querable <»urage, their daring enterprise, tbeir on-' faltering perseverance and fortitude when ■■eilcd* on all sides by innumerable foes, and that more, formable enemy—^he diseases of the elimate—esalt their devoted patriotism mto the highest heteinn,., and give them a right to the profto^ gratituAlef their country and tm admiratien of the wockL Resolved, That the Democratic National Coo^ ventioA of the thirty States composing the AnerW can Republic, tender tieir fraternal congratulat^iii# to the National Convention of the Rgpnblki* France, now assembled as the free suar^B^'rt'jilre^ sentatives of the sovereignty of thirty-fice litillionsp of Republicans, to establish a goveriulKat ail thoi^' eternal principles of equal rights, for whick ik tif' La7at£XTx: and our Washin^x6i^ fooglit ndif by side, in the struggle for our own Mftional lodos pendence; and we would esp<icialljr Ctiav^ ta dwn-and to the whole people of France, oof eaxae^ wishes for the consolidation of their Liberties, throtu^ the wisdom that shs^ guide their councils, on tm beisis of a Democratic Constitution,not derived firon^ the grants of concession ^ k i i ^ s or dynastiei^ but-originating from the only true source of political power recognized in the States of Uiis TTniw; t to inherent and inalienable r^ h tr of the people, inf their sovere^n capacity, to iaake atti w amend their forms of government in such nuUi^ a* tbtr welfare of the community may require. Resolved, That in the recent developmoat of diitf grand politietil truth, of the sovereignty of the peo->' pl^ and their capacity and power for self^vem-ment, which is prostrating thrones and erecting re> publics on the ruins of despotism in the old wwld; we feel that a high and sacred duty is devdvei^; with increaifid responsibility upon ^ demoecatitt' party of this country, 2ts the party of tte pedpl^ tik’ sustain aind advance among us constitutional Ijbertjr equulity and fraternity, by continuing to resist ay monopolies and exclusive legislatioa for th»benefilf of the few at the expense of the many, a vigilant and constant adherence to Aofc i»incipto-and compromise of the ConStitt^HNO, wludi ara' broad enough and strong e a o u ^ to ttiixntM an« uphold the Union as it was, the U nion as it and tlie Union, as it shall be, in the full expanaon o f the energies and capacity of t6fa great ana jipigrriN-sive p^ple, . Resolved, That a tcm of tbesa^wewMMW ^ forwarded Arougk the ffinericaa nwais^ at to the Natiojpl Convention of tha BqwMic Of France. ^ ^ Resolved, That the fruits of the great jd itie a r triumph of 1844, whicb elected James I* and George M, Dallas, President, and "Vico Piresi-, dent of the United States, hUve fulfilled ^ e hopetflf the democracy ot* the Unioa; in defeating the do*' dared purposes of their opfpneat* to crealB m Na-' tional Bank, in preventing the corrupt ani onco^ stitoti9nal distribution of the land proceeds, fn ta the common treasury of the Union, for k>eal p i e y ses, in protecting the currency ^ ibe laboc o f d v country firom ruinous fluctnatiooa, an^gnaidin^ the money of the people for the use of tha j^ p l^ - by the esublishment of the ConstitotiaudTteMOi^< in the noble impulse given ta tlw by the repeal of the tariff of 18tty.aii^ dl*0|^tiQa. of the more equal, hiwest. a a i p a p ^ tsw tk m of' 1846; and that, iii ojir opi|ii(^^wo«^ error to weaken the otgahintion by which ,these.gr^ reftrms'kaH been aeUafed*,, and risk thm iU the handa of thi^ known adrer-sa ri^ with whateii^ delusive appeals they tamy sdicit 9UC n r r ^ e r af that vigilaiac^ is n a only safeguard of4ibertyI . .B<»^lwd;^yjiat the confidence of tha Dweeracy oi the. in the prindfi^ capaalytiranesa and i^^rity of Jame^ K. F c ^ maniMted % laa noi^atioaaulelectio|i ri» }S^baa bec«ii||OiS]r j u ^ ^ by the strictness of his pAmrenee to aouad denmratic dociirines, by the ^ rity of procposB, tte epwgy aad abililg-^i^havecharactBnwp ai^r ministiatian ia ajl ewafiGura.at'kpiBaa ^ him ot|r cqrUi^ ' i.
|Title||Litchfield Republican, 1848-06-08|
|Uniform Title||Litchfield Republican (Litchfield, Conn. : 1847)|
|Subject||Litchfield (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Daily (Except Sunday); Publication dates: Vol. 7, no. 2358 (Oct. 11, 1855) -v. 21, no. 6546 (Aug. 27, 1868); Notes: Publishers Ruddock & Tibbits, 1866-1868; Published a morning edition in 1865; Weekly eds.: Weekly Democrat (New London, Conn.), 1855-<Feb. 7, 1857>, and: New London Democrat (New London, Conn.), <Feb. 8, 1862>-1868|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.N7 S73|
|Relation||Other edition: Weekly Democrat (New London, Conn.); New London Democrat (New London, Conn.: 1861); Preceding title: Daily star (New London, Conn. : 1851); Succeeding title: Daily star (New London, Conn. : 1868)|
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|Title-Alternative||Issues for July 18, 1867-1868 published as New London daily star|
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For the Republican.
The Song of the Wave,
^ h e Ziephyr aweke from a quiet sleep,
And atruek with his magical wand the deep,
Wfaaa Jo ! &otn.tha( fairjr touch arose
Atlancing wave from its calm impose.
I t sported light o’er the ocean’s breast
Waked the sun-beams that sjept there, and waters
*rhen lashed theVea, and as wild echoes rung,
t caught these lines of the song it sui^g:
« “ O^r these waters I’ve danced in mirthful glee;
Jtfy step’s to the strains of the merry sea;
The shore I’ve kissed in my r«pid flight,
High revels kept'in the dta'J of night;
•rhe song I hare turned to the bitter moan,
The joyous laugh to tlie dying groan.
I've piur^ied in the deep—Old Ocean’s bed
ts rich with the sViOils of the dead ;
He holds in his pirate grasp bright gold.
For which thousands their own life’s blood have
He gathered his wealth from regions afer.
From the perfumed East, and spoils of war,
While Nature bequeathed for his legacy,
The pearl-fraught mines of the foaming sea.
^ v a s theulleef) o f ^lajr^ aqd a merry
' Had launched on tii» waters their light canoe:
The goddess of mirth, in her bright prray,
Had hung with gay banners their joyous way,
And ch io ^ in full chorus the mirthful song.
To-the oars they dipped in tiie waters strong.
Ha! they thpoght not then, in their high-soulcd
For the Republican.
”^Wben the sun kissed the waters, whaf sadness
A#hip walked forth on tlie sparklii]» tide;
With grace He sped o’er the watei-s wide:
6he h ^ in embrace as brave a crew,
e’errode the waves of the ocean blue.
* Twas eve: O’er tlie depths full many a star
^afited ii« beacon from regions afar,
And Night’s dueen gazed from her heavenly track,
On the mirror that Jan g her likeness back;
While Ocean smiled, as witli face serene,
He caught a gl§nce from the bright-eyed Q,ueen.
I peeped o’er the deck : A lady was there;
Bright beauty ne’er dwelt on u brow more fair:
1 passed the Munds, and a kiss I laid
On thetosy dieek of that joyous maid.
She raised half in anger her haughty liead,^
Then dashed the spray tiiat my Hps httd spread.
When roused at tlie itiswit, in high disdain,
I moofited the deck, a n ^ i s ^ her again.
1 peeped in the cabin: Fair forms were there—
Young Beatity fhat not a sha«le of care—
There was Childhood,^, wtn the sunny brow—
Their dreams of the future were bright, I uow.
I listened, and far the entrancing sound
OfHuusic triumphant sent ech«es around^
And there moved light sfep^t* the melting strain ;
Methought ihey’H ne'er join in the dance again.
I left, them, and j>aased*t^ the jovial band.
Who furl the sail with the hardy hand.
Joy leot her wing^ as that mrrry rrew
R«let>aoyant tl»e waves of tlie Ocean blue.
Vit«^ was there m garments most bright,
Wliile Bacchus arose as king of the n ight.
And the wine drop’s dance in the sparkling cup,
I marked,as they lifted tl»egobl« up;
And I heard the song, as it echoing spread
Its reveHing round,«’er the Ocean’s bed.
To thy cave, Odeaims, the«(^oes flew ;
O’er the waters their strong arms the sea-gods
They rai««l their notes to the heavens most high;
Dark clouds were veiling the bright blue sky ;
The liehtnings flashed from each hidden cave, ,
Arii the trumpets of H e ^ n sad warning gave.
A cloud most dire o’er th ^ ro u d ship’s track,
Threw in vengeful mood its glance of blacks
A signal ’iwas for the wave to awake
From his dreatriy sleep on the quiet lake.
But to rouse his wrath with a mightier swell.
On the salt-sea foam, where that ship rode well.
So i timed with Heawn’s trumps as they rang
o’er the sur^,
For that gallant ship her funeral dirge;
And I sUflk her deep ’neath the' briny sea.
And the *irild winds her requiem song shall be :
■ YelWiey’ll waft not a sigh o’er Uie waters bright.
To breathe forth a tale of that fearful night—
But J lefllier not, tiH% glance I threw
O’er the many who drank ofihe Ocean blue.
The mother i marked: In angusih wilir.
She had clasped to her breast-the blobftiit^g child ;
And e’en when the death-pang reached her heart.
With her bosom’s idol she ne’er would part.
Tlie lover was there, and closc by her side,,
In her watery grave, was the fair young bride.
There tilenl she lay—her long, dmk hair
Was twined with the green locks that mermaids
I looked, and 1o! she had chosen her grave.
In the deep, dark niche of a coral cave.
The Naiads of Ocean had spied her retreat.
And they wove of the sea-weed her winding sheel.
They studded her bier with many a gem—
A pearl and a sea shell her diadem;
And I heard in thepausejof the fairy hum,
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