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Parties have an organic life and spirit of their own, an individuality and character which outlive the men who compose them; and the spirit and traditions of a party should be considered in determining their fitness for managing the affairs of the nation. Of Garfield's finished days, So fair, and all too few, Destruction which at noonday strays Could not the work undo. O martyr, prostrate, calm! I learn anew that pain Achieves, as God's subduing psalm, What else were all in vain. Like Samson in his death With mightiest labor rife, The moments of thy halting breath Were grandest of thy life.

45 done, and the North−west Passage practically discovered. The task of Franklin was more arduous. He had to traverse the vast solitary wastes of North−eastern America, with their rivers and lakes, to descend to the mouth of the Coppermine River, and to survey the coast eastward. The toil and hardship of this wonderful expedition, and the brave endurance of Franklin and his friend Richardson, and their trusty helpers, have often been related. They had to contend with famine and illness, with the ignorance and treachery of the Indians, who murdered three of the party.

I stand alone On wave−washed stone To fathom thine immensity, With merry glance Thy wide expanse Smiles, O! so brightly upon me. Art thou my friend, blue, sparkling sea? With your cool breeze My brow you ease, And brush the pain and care away. Your waves, the while, With sunny smile, Around my feet in snowy spray Of fleecy lightness dance and play. So light of heart, So void of art, Your waves' low laugh is mocking me. " Alas! I know That, deep below, And tangled up in sea−weeds, lies, Where light dares not Disturb the spot, He who alone can cheer my eyes.

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