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has just discovered more important trea- descendant of John Alden who first lanch sures than all those already found by ed on Plymouth rock. The object of the him. Very voluminous fragments of the day was to lay the foundation of a monubest books of Polybius and Diodorus ment to celebrate the Battle. This was have been found among more recent done with Masonic ceremonies, nearly manuscripts of ecclesiastical works. 2000 masons being in the procession. They mention an entire book of Diodo. The performances on the ground conrus, containing precious details of the sisted of a prayer offered by the Rev. Mr. Phænicians. M. Mayo has also disco- Thaxter, who was Chaplain of Prescott's vered numerous fragments of Menander. regiment, and the first Chaplain of the
Revolutioary Army. The voice and man
ner of the Reverend speaker, who is 85 RUSSIA.
years of age, combined with a glow of The recent death of the Emperor patriotic feeling in the composition of ALEXANDER has given rise to much po.
the prayer, rendered it a highly interestlitical speculation. There can be no
ing performance. He was heard disdoubt that the event will alter the aspect,
tinctly by nearly the whole assembly on in no inconsiderable degree. of all Eu the ground, which must have consisted of rope. As the head of the Holy Alliance,
20,000 persons. the late Autocrat will not be regretted
The following Hymn was then sung by by the people of the several European a select choir : nations, but we believe he was at least .
Hymn. a politic if not a beneficent ruler of his' BY The Rev. JOHN PIERPONT. own subjects. Under him, for the last twenty-five years, Russia has been make . Tupe—" Old Hundred." ing advances in civilization, science and 1 0, is not this a holy spot! the arts, and of course in power. Lat "Tis the high place of Freedom's terly, he seemed to think that he had
birth :pushed liberal institutions too far, and God of our fathers ! is it not withdrew his patronage from Schools The holiest spot of all the earth ? for all, and positively discountenanced the Bible Society.
2 Quenched is thy flame on Horeb's side: His brother Con.
The robber roams o'er Sinai now; STANTINE succeeds him. The name of
And those old men, thy seers, abide the new Emperor, given him by Catherine, of odious memory, is ominous for
No more on Zion's mournful brow. Turkey. He is, we understand, no great 3 But on this hill thou, Lord, hast favourite in Russia, although he affects
dwelt, great zeal for religion. This change in Since round its head the war-cloud the Empire will, it is thought and
curled, hoped, prove favourable to the Greeks, And wrapped our fathers, where they in their long and lately almost hopeless
koelt contest with the Barbarians. A short In prayer and battle for a world. time will confirm their hopes, or dash 4 Here sleeps their dust : 'tis holy them to the ground apparently for ever,
And we, the children of the brave, AMERICA.
From the four winds are gathered
round, Bunker Hill Celebration.
· To lay our offering on their grave. On the 17th of June last, the Half Cen- 5. Free as the winds around us blow, tury Celebration of the Battle of Bunker Free as yon waves below us spread, Hill, near Boston, was observed with We rear a pile, that long shall throw great eclat. The number of people pre Its shadow on their sacred bed. ., sent is estimated in one newspaper at 6. But on their deeds no shade shall fall, One Hundred and Fifty Thousand. In
While o'er their couch thy sun shall the procession were General (so he was
flame: called, rather than Marquis, on his late
Thine ear was bowed to hear their
call, who was accompanied by General Lalle
And thy right hand shall guard their mand; and the veteran survivors who fought at, Bunker Hill, about forty in
fame. number. The oldest among them is Col. The Address, by Mr. Webster, came Clarke, of Lebanon, a veteran of 95, who next; his whole person was exposed to commanded a company in the hottest of the view of the assembled multitude, and the battle. He was quite infirm and was the higher swells of his voice must have attended to Boston by Mr. Wottles, a extended to the remotest parts of the
height. It was a production worthy of military under General Lymar, to the his reputation as a patriot and politician. dinner on the high part of Bunker Hill. It was full of manly thought, patriotic A tent had been erected 400 feet long sentiments, beauty and force of illustra- and 100 feet in width-under which tion, and political wisdom. Parts of it twelve tables were laid lengthwise, with were declamatory, and others pathetic in plates for 3000 persons. A platform, in the highest degree. His apostrophe to the centre, elevated the tables intended Warren, to the manes of those who were for General La Fayette, the distinguished buried in the sepulchre over which he guests, and the revolutionary officers, and spoke-his affecting addresses to the sur. the survivors of the battle. The first vivors of the battle and to the officers toast was, -The 17th June, 1775: The of the revolutionary army, partook of marble may moulder; but while a beart this character of eloquence-and especi- beats in an American's bosom, there will ally the distinct and forcible picture be a tablet from which the record of that which he drew of the disinterested ser- day's glory shall never be effaced. vices and chivalric character of La Fay The regular toasts having been giren, ette, deeply affected every person present. the President of the Association observed, In dwelling upon the future prospects of that he rose to propose a toast in behalf the country his views were statesman- of the Directors of the Association. Prolike and profound ; and in his descrip- bably he was already anticipated in the tion of the dark scenes of difficulty in name which he should mention. It was which the country was involved in 1775, well known, that the distinguished perand of which the battle of Bunker Hill sonage near him, from the time when he was the most prominent, contrasted with first became acquainted with the object the animating circumstances of the pre- of the Association, had taken much intesent times, we admired the facility of rest in it, and had expressed an intention his language and the clearness of his to be present at the ceremony of laying ideas.
the Corner Stone. This purpose he had After the oration was concluded, ano. kindly remembered, through the long ther hymn was sung, and a concluding course of his visits to the several States, prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. It was not at all necessary to say-indeed Walker, of Charlestown. TV bat
it could not be said-how much his presence had added to the interest and pleasure of the occasion. He should pro
ceed at once to the grateful duty which L' By Rev. JAMES FLINT.
the Directors had enjoined on him, and 2160 Tune--" St. Martin's.”! | 30
propose to the company,
& Health and lung life to General 1. O glorious day! that saw th' array1 LA FAYETTE.” 5. Of freemen in their might, VA
* On which General La Fayette rose, and When here they stood, unused to
thus expressed himself: blood,
Gentlemen, --I will not longer tres. Yet dared th' unequal fight. ..36
pass on your time than to thank you in 2
009 2. The sons are met to own the debt
the name of my revolutionary compaDue to their fathers' fame ;
nions in arms and myself for the testi
& And here they place the column's base
monies of esteem and affection, I may To bear their deathless name. 281
say of filial affection, which have been
bestowed upon us on the memorable 3. 'Tis not that here the victor's cheer celebration of this anniversary day; and Rung o'er the falling foe,
to offer our fervent prayers for the preThat earth here drank of many rank servation of that Republican freedom, Th' life-blood's gushing flow : equality and self-government, that bless
ed union between the States of the con4. The pledge here given to earth and
federacy, for which we have fought and heaven,
b led, and on which rest the hopes of Freemen to live or die
mankind. This gives their fame its sacred claim
Permit me to propose the
following sentimentTo immortality.
Bunker Hill, and the holy resistance 5. To God, who willed a state to build,
to oppression which has already enBased on the rights of man,
franchised the American hemisphere, Glory we give, who this day live
the next half century Jubilee's toast To hail the accomplished plan.
shall be to the whole of enfranchised
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