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BIOGRAPHY OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM HENRY ALLEN,

"Oh, for the death of those,

Who for their country die!"—

AROUND the car of the conqueror, the bright halo of glory ever hovers. Whether he dare the storm of battle, to wrest the liberties of a nation from a tyrant's grasp; or force his triumphant course over protrasted rights and a subjected people; whether he fight for freedom, or conquer to enslave; still his progress is dazzling and glorious. There is a glitter accompanying successful atchievement, which takes the reason captive, and forces on the mind, respect for the favorites of fortune. But true fame is not always dependent on success. Glory may surround defeat and gleam from the tomb. Cato, "nobly falling with a falling state," and disdaining to survive the death of his country's liberties, has transmitted to the latest age a name, whose lustre dims the feebler glory of "the world's great victor."-On the fame of the truly great man, misfortune can never throw a shade. ""Tis not in mortals to command success," and greatness of soul shines forth with a brighter ray amid dis astrous circumstances.

VOL. I.

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