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PRAISES AND THANKSGIVINGS.                         57
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1   TEMPERANCE ! tell the listening world
What thine advocates have done ; Hearken, now the tyrant's hurled From his, high, despotic throne.
2  Temperance—shall it bear the sway,
Shine o'er earth in splendour bright ? Listen; for a brilliant day
Drives away the gloomy night.
3  Temperance! will thy beams alone
Gild the spot that gave thee birth ? Other climes thy sway shall own : See, it bursts o'er all the earth.
4  Temperance ! are thy sons to fight,
Like hosts of earth, to fix thy laws ? O no; for love and truth unite, To achieve thy holy cause.
5  Temperance ! then I'll be thy child,
For I love thy sacred name : Yes, thy voice and influence mild Can the wildest passion tame.
6  Temperance! we shall shout thy praise ;
We no more will leave thy band; Joyful now our anthems raise, In every clime, in every land.
L. H- Sigourney
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