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ON ANGLING.                           1 17
CANADIAN SONG, ON THE SPEARING OP SALMON.
Come, launch the light canoe,
Tl>e breeze is fresh and strong ; The summer skies are blue, And 'tis joy to float along ; Away o'er the waters, The bright glancing waters, The Salmon-stock'd waters, As they dance in light and song.
When the great Creator spoke,
On the long unmeasured night, The living day-spring broke,
And the waters own'd His might; The voice of many waters, Of glad rejoicing waters, The salmon leaping waters, First hailed the dawn of light.
When foaming billows glide
To earth's remotest bound ; The rushing ocean tide
Rolls on the solemn sound ;
God's voice is in the waters ; The deep mysterious waters ; The fruitful angling waters, Still breathes its tones around. 1851.
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