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EQUALLY HONOURABLE TO HIMSELF,
EXEMPLARY TO HIS YOUNG COUNTRYMEN.
A life how useful to his country led !
Embellisged with Six Engravings.
BY M. L. WEEMS,
FORMERLY RECTOR OF MOUNT VERNON PARISH,
The author has treated this great subject with admirable "success in a new
On! as along the stream of time thy name
“Ah, gentlemen!"_exclaimed Bonaparte-'twas just as he was about to embark for Egypt--some young Americans happening at Toulon, and anxious to see the mighty Corsican, had obtained the honour of an introduction to him. Scarcely were past the customary salutations, when he eagerly asked, “how fares your countryman, the great WASHINGTON” “He was very well,” replied the youths, brightening at the thought, that they were the countrymen of Washington; "he was very well, general, when we left America."_“Ah, gentlemen!" rejoined he, “Washington can never be otherwise than well. The measure of his fame is full.—Posterity will talk of him with reverence as the founder of a great empire, when my name shall be lost in the vortex of Revolutions !"
Who, then, that has a spark of virtuous curiosity, but must wish to know the history of him whose name could thus awaken the sigh even of Bonaparte? But is not his history already known? Have not a