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ADAMS AND LIBERTY.
Ye Sons of Columbia, who bravely have fought
descended, May you long taste the blessings your valor has bought, And your sons reap the soil which your fathers de
'Mid the reign of solid Peace,
May your nation increase, With the glory of Rome, and the wisdom of Greece: And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant or the sea rolls its waves.
In a clime whose rich vales feed the marts of the world,
Whose shores are unshaken by Europe's commotion, The trident of Commerce should never be hurled To increase the legitimate powers of the Ocean.
But should pirates invade,
Though in thunder arrayed, Let your cannon declare the free charter of trade: For ne'er will the sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant or the sea rolls its waves.
Should the tempest of war overshadow our land,
Its bolts could ne'er rend Freedom's temple asunder; For unmoved at its portal would Washington stand, And repulse with his breast the assaults of the
His sword from the sleep
Of its scabbard would leap, And conduct, with the point, every flash to the deep: For ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant or the sea rolls its waves.
Let Fame to the world sound America's voice ;
sever ; Her pride are her statesmen ; their laws are her choice,
And shall flourish till Liberty slumber forever.
Then unite heart and hand,
Like Leonidas's band, And swear to the God of the ocean and land, That ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant or the sea rolls its waves.
EPILOGUE TO “ THE CLERGYMAN'S DAUGHTER."
Who delves to be a wit must own a mine,
But, ah ! the classic knight at length perceives
TEMP YOIK OBLIC LIBRARY PAINE, THOMAS, an Anglo-American patriot and freethinker, born in Norfolkshire, England, January 29, 1737; died in New York, June 8, 1809. His father, a member of the Society of Friends, was a stay-maker by trade, and the son was brought up to that occupation, which he followed at various places, until his twenty-fifth year, after which he was successively a schoolteacher, an exciseman, and a tobacconist. In 1774 he went to London, where he became acquainted with Benjamin Franklin, then the Agent for the American Colonies, by whose advice he went to America, reaching Philadelphia early in 1775. He found employment with a printer and bookseller who was about to start a periodical, which Paine was to edit at a salary of £25 a year. In his introductory article he says: “This first number of the Pennsylvania Magazine entreats a favorable reception; of which we shall only say that like the early snow-drop, it comes forth in a barren season, and contents itself with foretelling the reader that choice flowers are preparing to appear.” The magazine was continued from January, 1775, to June, 1776. At the suggestion of Benjamin Rush, Paine wrote the pamphlet Common Sense, to meet the objections raised against a separation from the mother-country. This pamphlet, which appeared in February, 1776, produced a marked sensation,