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The INMiny of Youth.
Oft hath it boon my lot to srn,
The youth' resemblance to the nun,
In every wiywaid phase;
Ami oft, at night, ths school -room door,
In thought till mood I've ytwod before,
To mark their diflorent ways.
In all tlieir noisy, careless clce,
From school restraint and thraldom lice,
The romping urchins come ;
Thoughtful anJ light, sedate and gay,
Each one pursues his usual way,
With varied action, home.
Here goes a preacher, there a judge,
While at their heels doth bolus trudge,
With pill concocting look ;
A merchant and mechanic next,
By weights and measures quite perplcxnl,
lu calculating book.,
Here doth a future statesman pass,
Now undistinguished from the mass,
And careless as the rest :
And there a clown with noisy prank,
For which the traveller seldom thanks,
With wisdom walks abreast.
These are the men that sunn shall gtiit!c,
O'er time's resistless changeful tide,
Our noble bhip of state,
And on tlio trainings of these minds,
The stern fixed law of heaven binds,
Our honored country's fate.
God of our storn and faithful tire1),
Rekindle thou the altar fires,
In Freedom's sacred flame ;
Our futuro statesmen's youthful days,
Guide thou in wisdom's narrow ways,
Or else our h?ie is vain.
Let their ambition be to g.iin,
The meed of truth nor yet in vain
Let them their hopes einbalk :
T.nt still to bless them, still to guide,
Mayst thou be present at tlieir side,
Through every trial daik. k. i r.
The 1urlcan Fluff'
Fling out the nation's stripes and stars
The glorious standard of the free :
The banner borne through Freedom's wars,
The hallow 'd gem of Liberty ;
On mountain top, in valley deep,
Wherever dwell the free and brave,
Wherever Freedom' martyr's sleep,
Columbia's fhg must freely wave.
Raise huh the bright, auspicious flag,
From every height and lonely gleu ;
In forest, dell, on jutting crag,
Afar among the haunts of men.
That sparkling banner, wildly flung,
Shall freely w ave o'er land and sea ;
And Freedom's anthem, sweetly sung,
Shall swell our country's jubilee.
0 ! let the woild thai flag behold!
That emblem of the brave and free;
The brightest crown of streaming gold,
Tli.it decks the goddess Liberty.
Spread out its folds till heaven's dome
Kcwibuia ej the holy sound,
That all oppres,'.l have found a homo
On FrtcJom'i consecrated giound.
Unfurl that spanned flag of wns,
And let it float along the skies,
Until a freeman's bleeding scars
Shall bid an angry nation rise.
Then let its lints, its gorgeous folds,
Bed...7.l hots in battle driven,
Till victory's eagle proudly holds
The glittering ensign up lo heaven.
ji out our country's banner wide,
Our emblematic, starry gem :
tr Union never shall divide,
Vhile floats that silken diadem.
Y-r after year its brilliant stars
all indicate the strength of all :
i.ei,H beware of civil wars,
T.,,t curse of monarciii-Fieedom fall.
IVe w,t,ied her bieathinc through the bight,
H':r nr.'aibiiri Milt and low.
A. ui i it wave el lite.
i Ol rrtii
K,-pt having to and Iro.
5Ui;t!v vp seem. I I" speak,
' sn wly niov. '1 t
A' e ha.l L ot I. el i . '. 1 oui powers,
I" 'ke ti.-i ticini; "ill.
vny boiled our (eais,
Oai ledtsnur hopes belied,
'h' 'ijiii her dying when hhe slept
iei si -p i n t; when she diud.
) "n the morn i a me dim nn'l ' :"'
Aiid rhill wi'h early showi is
"r S' " -y M-.fl.-iiI,-- !.' I"''
' h i ir.'M n 'ban -iirs
I't vin (luiliy'a l-mly's Book for Sriiltmbcr.
The Miiiti"ff Tarty.
BY T..8. ARTHt'R.
Ocr young ladies of the present gener
ation know little of lite Hysterics of "Irish
chain," "rising star," ''block work," or
"Job's trouble," ami would be as likely to
mistake a set of quilling frames for clothes
poles as for anything else. It was different
in our younger days. Haifa dozen hand
some patchwork quilts were an indispen-
sible then as a marriage portion ; quite as
much so as a piano or guitar is at present
And the quilting party was equally indica
tive of the coming-out and being "in the
market," as the fashionable gatherings to
gether of the times that be.
As for the difference in the custom, we
are not disposed to sigh over it as indica
tive of social deterioration. We do not
belong to the class who believe that socie
ty is retrograding, because everything is
not as it was in the earlier days of our life
history. And yet it may be a weakness;
but early associations exercise a powerful
influence over us. We have never enjoy
ed ourselves with the keen zest and hearti
ness, in any company, that we have expe
rienced in the old-fashioned quilting parly.
Dut wc were young then, and every sense
perfect in its power to receive enjoyment.
No care weighed down the spirit ; no grief
was in the heart; no mistakes had occur
red to sober the feelings with unavailing
regrets, Life was in the beauty and fresh
neesofits springtime; in the odor of its
lovely blossoms. We had but to open
our eyes to touch, or taste to feel an
exquisite delight. Of ihc world wc know
nothing beyond the quite village , and
there wc found enough to till the measure
Ot Our rapacity . m . .. . -r
have not found greater social pleasures ;
though in a more extended usefulness there
has come a different source of enjoyment
purer, and more elevating to the heart.
Dut this is all too grave for our subject.
Ii is not the frame of mind in which to en
joy a quilting parly. And yet, who can
look back upon the early times without a
browner hue. upon his feelings !
There was one quilling party can we
ever forget il Twenty years have passed
since ihc time. Wc were young thru, and
had not tarried long at Jericho ! Twenty
years! It seems but yesterday. Willi the
freshness of the present it is all before us
In our village there dwelt a sweet young
girl who was the favorile of all. When in
vitations to a quilling party at Mrs, Wil
lings's came, you Inay be sure there was a
flutte r of delight all around. The quilting
was Amy's, ofcourse.aiid Amy Willing was
to be the bright particular star in the social
firmament. It was to be Amy's first quilt
ing, rnorcovf r ; and the sign that hhe was
looking forward to the matrimonial goal,
was hailed with a peculiar pleasure by
more than one of the village swains, who
had worshiped the drawning beauty at a
respectful distance.
Vfe hail been at so many quilting parties
up to this lime ; but mora as a boy than a
man. Our enjoyment had always been
unembarrassed by any peculiar feelings.
We could play at blind ninns's buff, hunt
the slipper, and pawns, and not only clasp
the little hands of our fair playfellows, but
even touch their warm lips with our own,
and not experience a heart-emotion deeper
than the ripple made on the smooth water
by a playful breeze, liut there had come
a'ehange. There was something in the
eves of our young companions, as we look
ed into them, that had a different meaning
from the old expression, and particular was
this lime with Amy, Into her eyes we could
no longer gaze steadily. As to the reason
we were ignorant; yet so it was.
'I he invitation to attend her quilling was
an era ; for it produced emotions of so
marked a character, that they were never
forgotten. There was an uneasy fluttering
of the heart as the time drew near, and a
pressure upon the feeling that a deep,
sighing breath failed to remove. The more
wr thought about the quilnnr;, 'lie more
rrct1eH did we gro', and th' n"!' rf,n
That 'overiimfiit h the
scious that the part we were about to play
would be one of peculiar embarrassment.
At last the evening came. We had nev
er shrunk from going alone into any com
pany before. Dut now we felt that it was
necessary to be sustained from without;
and such sustentation we sought in tho
company of the good-natured, self-composed
bachelor of the villago, who went any
where and everywhere freely and without
apparent emotion.
"You're going to Amy Willing's quilt
ing ?" said we to L . on the day before
the party.
"Certainly," was his reply.
"Will you wait until we call for you ?"
"Oh yes," was as good-naturedly an
swered. "So much gained," thought we, when
In the shadow of his presence we would
be able to make our debut with little em
harassment. What would we not have
then given for L 's self-possession and
easy confidence !
When the time came we called, as had
been arranged, upon L . To our sur
prise, we found no less than four otheru,as
bashful as we, wailing his convey. L
very good-humorcdly he never did an ill
natured thing in his life assumed the es
cort, and we all set off for the collage of
Mrs. Willings. How the rest felt, we
know not, but as for our own heart.it troh-
bed slower and heavier at each step, until
by the time the callage was reached, the
pulses in our cars were beating audibly.
W c could not understand this. It had
never been so before.
The sun still lingered above the horizon
when we came in sight of the collage
fashionable hours were earlier then than
now. On arriving at the door, L en-
ail't'ilifo;!v,tiisl.?i,Ri!,.Urr..ef .uqivw "ti w
secure the benefit of his countenance.
The room was full of girls, who were
busy in binding Amy's quilt, which was
already out of the frame, and getting all
ready for the evening's sport. There
was no equal to I for taking the wire
edge from off ihc feelings of a promiscuous
company, and give a free and easy tone to
the social intercourse, that would other
wise have been constrained and awkward.
In a little while the different parties who
had entered under his protection, began to
feel at home among the merry girls. It
was not long before another and another
-i.t iiiia I i
came in, until me oiu-iasnioncu p:rior,
with its old-fashioned furniture, was filled.
and the but half-bound quilt was forcibly
taken from tho hands of the laughing
seamstresses, and put "out of sight and out
of mind."
The bright, particular star of that eve
ning wis Amy Willing gentle, quiet, lov
ing Amy Willing. There was a wanner
glow upon her cheeks, and a deeper ten
derness in her beautiful eyes, than they
had ever worn before. In gazing upon
her, how the heart moved from its very
depths ! No long time passed before we
were by the side of Amy, nnd our eyes
resting in hers with an earnestness of ex
pression that caused litem droop to the
floor. When the time for redeeming
pawns came, and it was our turn to call out
front the circle of beauty a fair partner, the '
name of Amy fell from our lips, which j
were soon pressed, glowing upon those of'
the blushing maiden. It was the first J
warm kiss of love. I low it thrilled, ex
quisitely, to the very heart ! Our lips had !
ofien met before kissing was then a fash-
ionablc amusement but never as at this j
time, boon it became Amy s place lo lake
the floor. She musfkiss the one she loved
best." What a moment of suspense !
Stealthily her eyes wandered around the
room ; and then her long dark lashes lay
quivering on her beautiful cheeks.
"Kiss the one you love best." was re
pealed by the holder of tho pawns.
The fringed lids were again raised, and
again her eyes went searching around the!
room. We could see that her bosom was
rising and falling more rapidly ih.in before.
Our name at length came, in an undertone,
from her smiling lips. What a h.'f py mo
ment ' The rnvicdki?3 wan ours, and wr
r! ihc mai-'e?! in ''"imph f'r-m iir il-.,M
best which govern leant."
And, to us, the whole evening was a se
ries of Iriumnhs. Somehow or other. Amv
, ., , . , , . In the rourienf Senator I)ickiiuoii' able speech
was by our side, snd Amy s hand in ours 1 , ., ,. , , ,, .
. , I at tho Lonvi iiirin in Lome, last month, be re-
oftenest of any. We did not talk much- . ni(Kc(1 as olmvs.
delicious feeling scaled our lips. It was " A minority position has no tenors to a true
our first, sweet dream of loe. Hut we J nfiioer.it. Ho wishes noi to succeed if he must
knew little then of human nature, and less 1'!"Vl! hi l"'1" '!1' hehind him. Our Whig
of woman's human nature. And at little' f''i""'.Is ia" b" a,,"!,i"' and f "-very
. , i men in one place, anil anl i slavery lu another, and
ol ail tins knew a certain yotiep- man, who , ,, , ,,
J h ' ' .no men at all in a third. And it is jirnt as well
was present.and who, more sober and silent j tW them. They are m.de up of listing, .shreds
than any, joined in the sports of the evening, j and p.tclies. They ran have es many soils of
but with no apparent zest. Amy never ''""fin their cr-d as a tut tie ha of meu.
called him out when she was on the floor J ,)';"'"CM,'-1'"' catholic paity.hav-
, l-ii , . , , "'S o.s KMut c a lone, wen ijt'lllico ;uiu sei-
nordul lie mention her name when the nnv- ,, , , ,
1 tied pi nieiple, leaving ah el.e to individual opin-
liege or touching some inuidcn's lips with ; ion. And what has it done.' Look over the
his own was assigned him. j surface of the bioad Union and see. From tbii-
He was first to retire ; and then we no-! to'Ml Stales, the Democratic party, by its wiri; pio
ticed a change in Airry. Ilcr voice was I i-'",ssivK P"!"')'. ' l'i Whig opposition, has
lower, her manner more subdued, and there !'V''" ,H ,,,ir,y' , "l ,mi,,iry UU'UU nca, !y
, , . , . . , fan in.my iii'mc It hm not Wen able lo eradicate
I....US.U.U., duni-.., e.Mm:..uii 11. ucn
A few weeks later, and this was all ex
plained. Edward Martin was announced
in the village as Amy's accepted lover.
We did not, wc could ikC we would not,
accredit the fact. It was impossible!
Had she not called us out at the quilling
party, as the one she "loved best?" Had
not her hand been oflenest in ours, arid our
lips oflenest upon hers ? It could not be !
Yet time proved the truth of the rumor ;
ere another twelvemonth went by, Amy
Willing was a bride. Wc were at the wed
ding; but as silent and sober as was Ed.
win Martin at the quilting. The lab'es
were turned against us.and hopelessly turn
ed. Ah, well ! More than twenty years have
passed since then. The quillings, the
corn-huskings, the merry-makings in the
village of M are not forgotten. Nor
is Amy Willing and the party forgotten, as
this brief sketch assuredly testifies. Twen
ty years. How many changes hate come
When last' at' m' ' ,' -we aiV-s.:,,'!..
young maiden, just in the dawn of woman
hood, and, for the moment, it seemed as if
we were back again in the old time the
intervening space but a dream. Her name
was Amy. It was not our Amy. She hail
pusscd away, leaving a bud of beauty to
bloom in her place.
Our sketch of merry-making has turned
out graver than was intended. But it is
difficult for the mind to go back in reniini
cence, and not take a sober hue. We will
not attempt to write it over again, for, in
that case, it might be graver still.
H'oblc JEaii)iIc.
"Why did you not lake the arm of my
brother last night?" said a young lady to
her friend, a very intelligent girl, about
nineteen, in a large town. She replied,
"Because I know him to be a licentious
young man." "Nonsense," was the an
swer of the sister, "if you refuse the atten-
tioiu; nl all young men, you will have none j
at all, 1 can assure you." "Very well," j
said her friend, "then I can dispense with ;
thcni altogether for I tell you that my
resolution on that point is unalterably fix
ed." How long do you think it would
take to revolutionize society, were all young
ladies to adopt this resolution.
f'oM'i.i-sjvr. A ''lerm i.iati of the l.'niver-.ilist
leu miination, was accused while in Lowell, ol !
"violenl'v dramiie; his wife from a revival meet- I
nig, and i on. pulled her to go home with him."
I lu leplicd as billows :
t. I h :ve le vcr alternated b) infl.iuicc my w if
in her vie.vs, nor her ch lieu of a meeting
'i. My wife ha.i not attended one of the revival
meetings in Lowell.
.'!. I have not. atteddod even one of those meet
ings for a.iy pnrpoe whatever.
1. Nei'her my wife, nor myself, h ive any i:i
clin iliir.Mi.'ll to attend thukC meetings.
fi. hav: ii'i trijt I
y A Iradrsina i wrote to a n.Min customer ,n
follows -"Sir, your bill for dry gocds has been
.landing a long tire, by settling it you will inii' h
Yours, ft-. T. S.'-
To which l.e i"
ply "Mr. .
tr.id of si inmxi
il the folowing laconic re
i n the bill you speak ol is
it '.i r now n ,
Vouis, . L."
y Venn ; l.uhc
qo mi with a hinii
.hp like aire." ; thei s n I !"
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lb fill. . ,i,r 1 1 , ; 4,
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SEPT. 22, 1 849. 1
The True Talk.
fro Uie ,,.;,;,,, ijuunn of slaverv : nor
eonld it do it with s.ilet to either North or Soul h
now, if it had the power. Hut it has been able
to give the freedom of ftlf-goveriiuieiit to mil
lions of human brings, and has opened the way
through which the oppressed of the whole earth
may come and repose under the shadow of the
tree of liberty, and partake of its fiui.s. So
much the Democratic party has already. It has
had before this its divisions and reverses. Dut
I stand here to day in the spirit of Democracy,
to invoke every one, whether here or elsewhere
in the populoii.- city or in the log hut beyund the
mountains to come up to the support of De
mocracy honest, iron, unyielding Democracy
and, laying aside ;ion-CfSenli;.ls, to take the great
cardinal principles of early faith, and with them
march forward to victory."
Cily oriTicscow.
The city of Moscow, rendered famous by Napo
leon's celebrated expedition, was built in the nth
century, and now contains lou.tH.'U inhabitants.
It is situated in a great valley, and the houses are
mostly built of wood, with roots of sheet iron.
In the centre of the city stands the walled hill or
Kremlin, which is surrounded by a brick wall SO
to 75 feet high, and a mile and a half in circuin
ference. Within these limits are several public
1IO IS . ...
name signifies, a walled enclosure, and was built
as a defence against domestic insurrection. It
could no more be blown up by powder than could
a great hill. In the church which stands within
its limits is a bell weighing 1 10,000 lbs., but thii
is eclip-ed by the ureal lu ll which Mauds at the
foot o( the toot of the tower. This M lit left in
circumference, inches thick, and weighs ton..
000 pounds avoirdupois. A large piece has been
broken out of il, and il is sometimes ured as a
chapel. Around the city siietches a public cor
don or Boulevard, and outside of this a wall of
turf IK) ot -ID fci-t in height. Three hundred
churches, each with live or six domes, are scatter
ed throughout the city. The domes arc pear-shaped,
nnd are surmounted by a spire and a cross,
with the cresent beneath it. TliKy painted some
times brown, and often a bright blue color, with
large spangles of gold. As there arc from l.V)U
to 2000 domes in the city, the effect when the sun
ii shining upon them, is extremely brilliant. A
bout nine-tenths of the city was burnt by thcKus
sians, when they evacuated it in IS 12.
C. was a eti'c
Down leister" a real live Van-
!(f,e..1iw,,J.s , fjy r jk0) and hard to beat.
He was one day in a country bar-room "down
S"t hcr several persons were assembled,
when one of them paid
"Mr. C, if you ro out and stick your pen-knife
into anything, wto-n yo come back I'll tell you
what it's sticking in."
" Von can't dew no such thing,", reiponded C.
"I'll bei von ten dollars on il," said tiie other.
"Wall, 1 rather guess I'll luko take that 'ere bet;
here cap'ing, (turning to the landlord,) hold the
st.d;o;, and I'll e en just make hall a saw-horse in
less than no time."
i The parties deposited an X spice, and C. went
i ,i his ini aiion but in a short time returned say
I ins;
j "W ill, nabor, what it, it stickin in
! "In I ho handle," replied the .Southerner, as he
reached out his hand for the Makes."
"(iueiR not ; jest wait awhile," said the Yan
kee, as he held up the handle of his knife, minus
the blade. I kalkilate tho blade can't he in the
handle, when it's driv clean up in an old sluirip
.i-idi yer road out th.ir."
Jonathan of course won the wager, and the
Southerner sloped to parts unknown, amid roars
ol laughter Yankee Bladr.
Antiiji'ity. A lawyer and a doctor weie dn
cussing the antiquity of their respective profess
ions, and each cited authority to prove his the
most ancient. "-Mine" said the deciple of Lycu
inus, "commenced almost w ith the world's era :
Cam blew his brother Abel, and that was a trim
unit iii.-c in common law !" "True" rejoined F.s
culapini, but my prolcsnon is coeval with the
('n ation itstll. Old Mother Kvc was made out
M a rib taken from Adain' body, and ht wa i
.,,,. w lln Min" Tbe l'",r' ''"Ttr l
VOL. 3, , NUMBER. 27.
Family Circle.
I m e. i;iinlv - jLife.
There is a kind of warning voice by which
and anon wc ui,. summoned to reflect upon tin.
bievny and uncertainty f human existence.
Scenes witnessed Imm time to time awaken
thoughts of our mortality, and evince that in lite
we are in the midst ol death that unperceivH
by us the i ntraoce lo its vale may lie near our
door. Vet unconscious lieipieiitly of our ner
approach to that bourne from which none ever
return, mingling with the busy throng, we pass
along merrily in the journey ol life. In the
u-.yspring or our hen.g," when the heart beau
high with hope, fancy pictures years of coming
pleasure. How often illusory ! How changing
and unceitain is human lite ; even as the tender
flower that springs up by the pitnway which the
wind passing o'er perchance may cause to wilher
and die. It was but ye-tenby that one in man
hood's prime, lived, w ho talked much of venera
ble old age, and ever thought his journey would
be long hoi even dieamed his end so near; bnt
to-day he is no more. Trembling under Ihe
weight of years, the aged man verges near tho
tomb; yet many a blooming youth, vho,eplatm
for inaturer years were laid, and whose hope? i f
future life were bright, enters before him. Thev
whom we least expect are perhaps the first com
pelled to yield to death's mandate. I see at a,
little distance one who long wasted hy ditc ee,
was apparently near Ihe grave. Friends in the
vigor of youth and blooming with health M-od
beside tin; loved one and as they gazed Upon tins
pale and emaciated form, I heard them say, "Sim
will not live beyond the falling of the leaf." Lot
strange to tell, (he hand of the destroyer was
staid; and the nick one lu pod of recoveiin:;
again. Soon the arrows of death weie pointed
at those youthtul hei.rts, ind in all their beauty
they became its victims. Years passed awiy
Though they long since have mouldered back to
dust, she, animated with hope, lingers, and tells
the mournful tale of tlieir departure. How mys
terious ib the mi.sion of death !
" The youth in life's green spring, and he who U
In the strength of years, matron and maid,
The bow'd with age, and infant in its emilep,
Shall, one by one, be gathered lo the tomb.
So like, that when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable carvan that moves
That thou, sustained and suulhtd, approach thy
Like one who wraps the drapery ol his couch
Abuiit him, and lies down to pleasai.t dreams."
Isaac Hooper, who was a member of thti
Friend's Society in Philadelphia, once he. id a
colored man, a paint n, by thu name of ('aiu, a,
hardened wretch, ii:oi:g profane language and
most h.irrid oaths, w bile engaged in a street f.(ht ;
and supposing pel suasion would have no effect on
him, he took him before .. magistrate, who tinrd
him for blasphemy. Twenty years alter, Isaac
met Cain while travelling, and obfcivedthat hit
appearance was very much thangal; that hu
dress was tattered, and his ixoinlenance care
worn. This touched Ihe Friend's heart, and be
stepped up and shock hands with him, and spoke
kindly to the forlorn being. At first Cain did
not recognise him, when the Quaker aid to hiei,
"Dost thou remember me, and how I had then
fined for swearing ?''
" Yes ; indeed I do;" said the colored man
" Well, did it do thee any good :"
" No," said he, very gruffly, "not a bit ; it only
made me mad to have my money taken from inc."
Hooper then invited Cain to reckon up the in
terest on the tine, and paid him both principal
and interest, and Mid, at the time, "I meant it
for thy good, Cain, and I am sorry 1 did thee any
harm !" Cain's countenance chanced .trais roll
ed down his cheeks-he tool: the money wilh
thanks became u (jniet man and was never af
terwards heard to use an oath.
Such was the happy result of kindness. It did
what punishment could not do.
What a majesty there is in the Christian's
death what a glory ill his hope ! As the rivers
run smoothest the nearer they approach the ocean;
as the rose smells the sweetest when dying; ns
the sun appears most glorious when setting, so it
is with Ihe Christian's death.
Ac-iine ViRUi:-1 cannot, ptai-e a fugitive
and cloistered virtue unexercised and mihieatherf,
that never sallies out and pees her adversary, bnt
slinks out of the race, where lhat immortal gar
land is to be run for, not without dn-t and heat.
This was the reason why our sage and serious
poet, Spenser, deiriibiiig true temperance under
ihe person ot Cnion brine him in wilh his palm
er through the cave of Mammon and the bewer
of earthlv bl;s, that he might see and know and
yet abstain. Villon.
Coniu v f.p Ari.vment A very crlebratud
Scotch divine says: "Th world wc inhabit munt
have n ol an or gin: lhat rri'in must hav
consisted in a caose; that cause must have been
intelligent ; that intelligi ncc must have been tffi
ient;that efficacy must have been ultimate;
that ultimate powci must have been FUpieme,
and 'hit which alwavawas, nd is jopreni', o
I. now bv thr r on" rl 'ion.''

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