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48          SONGS FROM THE ST. LAWRENCE.
Evening shadows—ye shall fly "When the morn shall come;
Daylight in the orient sky Shall disperse your gloom.
1847.
IN MEMORY OP DAYID BLISH.
The propeller Phcenix was burned on the 21st of November, within a short distance of Sheboygan. Hr. Blish was among the sufferers. When some of the passengers left for the Shore in a small boat, he assisted in putting the captain on board, and himself voluntarily remained be­hind.
0, 'twas a generous deed! too noble far To be exalted by a lay like mine:
His name in light, undying, like a star, In its own lustre should forever shine!
He gave his life his fellow-man to save—
What human heart could prompt an act more high?
Rescued the wretched from the fire and wave, And condescended in their stead to die.
He perish'd on the deep,—away, away
From the fond hearts that knew and prized him here;
His memory oft, at dawn and close of day, Shall prompt the rising sigh, the falling tear!
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