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us only have twenty years of peace, and our country will come to such a degree of power and wealth, that we will be able, in a just cause, to defy whatever power on earth.”
2. “In a just cause !" Now, in the name of eternal truth, and by all that is sacred and dear to man, since the history of mankind is recorded there has been no cause more just than the cause of Hungary! Never was there a people, without the slightest reason, more sacrilegiously, more treacherously, and by fouler means, attacked than Hungary! Never have crime, cursed am. bition, despotism, and violence, in a more wicked manner united to crush down freedom, and the very life, than against Hungary! Never was a country more mortally outraged than Hungary !
3. All your sufferings, all your complaints, which, with so much right, drove your forefathers to take up arms, are but slight grievances, compared with those immense, deep wounds out of which the heart of Hungary bleeds ! If the cause of my people is not sufficiently just to insure the protection of God, and the support of good-willing men, then there is no just cause, and no justice, on earth; then the blood of no new Abel will move toward heaven; the genius of charity, Christian love, and justice, will mourningly fly the earth; a heavy curse will upon mortality fall, oppressed men despair, and only the Cains of humanity walk proudly, with impious brow, above the ruins of Liberty on earth!
4. You have attained that degree of strength and consistency, when your less fortunate brethren of mankind may well claim your brotherly, protecting hand. And here I stand before you, to plead the cause of these, your less fortunate brethren,—the cause of humanity. I may succeed, or I may fail. But I will go on, pleading with that faith of martyrs by which mountains were moved; and I may displease you, perhaps ; still, I will say with *Luther, “May God help me, I can do no otherwise !”
5. Woe, a thousandfold woe, to humanity, should there be nobody on earth to maintain the laws of humanity! Woe to humanity, should even those who are as mighty as they are free, not feel interested in the maintenance of the laws of mankind, because they are laws, but only in so far as some scanty money interests would desire it! Woe to humanity, if every despot of the world may dare to trample down the laws of humanity, and no free nation arise to make respected these laws! People of the United States, humanity expects that your glorious republic will prove to the world that republics are formed on virtue. It expects to see you the guardians of the law of humanity!
LAZARUS AND MARY.
BY N. P. WILLIS.
1. Jesus was there but yesterday. The prints
Of his departing feet were at the door;
For Lazarus lay dead.
gone ; and in the chamber where he lay There was a fearful and unbreathing hush, Stiller than night's last hour.
So fell on Mary The shadows all have known, whose bleeding hearts Seem'd the torn gate through which the loved, departed, Broke from this world away. The parting soul Spreads wings betwixt the mourner and the sky ! As if its path lay, from the tie last broken, Straight through the cheering gateway of the sun; And, to the eye strain’d after, 'tis a cloud
That bars the light from all things. 4.
Now, as Christ Drew near to Bethany, the Jews went forth With Martha, mourning Lazarus. But Mary Sat in the house. She knew the hour was nigh When He would go again, as He had said, Unto His Father; and she felt that He,
Who loved her brother Lazarus in life,
Intent upon the Master's need alone.
To go and meet Him-Lazarus not there
As in a dream fell on her. 6.
At a fount Hard by the sepulcher, without the wall, Jesus awaited Mary. Seated near Were the way-worn disciples in the shade; But, of himself forgetful, Jesus lean'd Upon his staff, and watch'd where she should come To whose one sorrow_but a sparrow's fallingThe pity that redeem'd a world could bleed! And as she came, with that uncertain step,– Eager, yet weak,-her hands upon her breast, — And they who follow'd her all fallen back To leave her with her sacred grief alone,
The heart of Christ was troubled. 7.
And the disciples rose up from the fount,
She drew near,
And Mary, for a moment, ere she look'd
My brother had not died !” 8.
The Savior groan'd In spirit, and stoop'd tenderly, and raised The mourner from the ground, and, in a voice Broke in its utterance like her own, he said, “Where have ye laid him ?” Then the Jews who came, Following Mary, answer'd, through their tears, “Lord ! come and see!" But lo! the mighty heart That in Gethsemane sweat drops of blood, Taking for us the cup that might not pass, The heart whose breaking cord upon the cross Made the earth tremble, and the sun afraid To look
upon agony,—the heart Of a lost world's Redeemer,-overflow'd, Touch'd by a mourner's sorrow !
Upon the thought that Christ so loved her brother,