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A Prayer Encored

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Mereury gives an account of the annivcrsary exerciscs of a Mission School in tliat city, from wliich wc extract the following: " During the singing of "Our Glorious Union Forever," two sisters, aged fuur years aud Beven, stood on the left of the singers, both having dresses and head wreaths of red, white and blue, the eldest representing the Goddess of Liberty, and the other the presiding Child Genius, of the Republic. The song finished, the youngest child knelt, and fulding her tiny bands, offered up the followiug artless prayer for her country : Oh Lord, look down from out tlie sly, And hear fi child who prays to Thee ; A ehild that love the United States, And every wicked traitor hates. Ofi bless our soldiers and our sailors ; George McClellan, and the olhcrg ; Our pretty flag with victory crown, And clon'l let any ono tear it down, lSIrss all lliat's good no matter wliat, Aud don't forget old General ïcott. " As the child uttGred tliis little prayer with all the earnestness and simplicity of her innocent nature, a breathless silenco carne over the audience, and in the lowest depth of every heart there stirred and trembled a gush of' geuuiue feeling that finally burst into wild applauso. The prayer went up to Heaven ouce njore, and two bouijuets feil at the feet of the children."


Old News
Michigan Argus