LECTURES ON American LITERATURE,
REMARKS ON some PASSAGES OF AMERICAN HISTORY.
BY Samuel L. KNAPP
"Nor rough, nor barren, are the winding ways
Of hoar antiquity, but strewn with flowers."
"Peace to the just man's memory,--let it grow
Greener with years, and blossom through the flight
Of ages; let the mimick canvass show
His calm benevolent features: let the light
Stream on his deeds of love, that shunn'd the sight
Of all but heaven, and in the book of fame
The glorious record of his virtues write,
And hold it up to men, and bid them claim
A palm like his, and catch from him the hallowed flame."
------------------"The freshness of that past shall still
Sacred to memory's holiest musings be."
STEREOTYPED BY JAMES CONNER.
Published BY ELAM BLISS,
No. 107 Broadway.