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OF

The Płother and Wife

OF

WASHINGTON

BY

MARGARET C. CON KLING

TORY OF THE MOORS

AUTHOR OF HARPERS' TRANSLATION OF 6 FLORIAN'S HISTORY OF I

OF SPAIN;" “ISABEL, OR TRIALS OF THE HEART;" &C., &C.

" of differing themes the veering song was mix’d.”

" To teach us how divine a thing
A woman may be made.”

AUBURN:
DER BY, MILLER, & co.

1850. a otvori

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year of our Lord 1849, by

DERBY, MILLER & CO., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Northern District of

New-York.

THE
NEW YOK
PUBLIC LIB".ARY

Astor, Lenox and li'den

Foundations. A

17352

KNAPP AND PECK, PRINTERS, AUBURN.

то

MRS. WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

A SLIGHT TRIBUTE TO HER MANY VIRTUES,

AND

IN TOKEN OF HIGH REGARD,

THIS VOLUME

IS VERY RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

THANKS for the picture of thy daily life-
Thy bright example, Daughter, Mother, Wife!
The watchful care that cheers thy sire's decline,
As a lone shaft's long shielded by a vine,
A gentle, holy lesson, graven deep,
Thy daughter, cherished in her heart, will keep;
Thy couch of suffering she'll bend above,
And sooth thee, ever, with devoted love.
Constant to thee, thy sons will crown thy days
With reverence, heart-felt blessings, fondest praise !
And HE, still proving thee truest of friends,
The homage of whose faith on thee attends,
Wherever tossed 'mid life's tumultuous jar,
E’er turn to thee, his fixed, his guiding star,
And in thy smile benign, confiding seek
The peace, the happiness, thy prayers bespeak!-
When thou in Heaven dost fold thy spirit-wing,
Around thy name will sweetest memories cling,

Soft as the balmy breath of fragrance cast
On earthly bowers, where Peri's wing has pass'd,
Or radiance ling’ring round the glowing West,
When day serene has gently sunk to rest!

Long may.Columbia's Daughters thus portray
The lofty Virtue of her earlier day! -
And may the blessings of thy heart and hearth
Change but for those of bright, empyreal birth!

M. C. January 1st, 1850.

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