Strivo on - the orean no'er wns crossed, Repining on the shore : A nation's freedom nc'er waa won When Sluih the banner boro. Strive on - 'lis cownrdly to shrink When dungcrs rise around : 'Tis sweeter far, tliough linked with pain, To gain the vantage-ground. Bright names are on tho roll of Fnme, Like stnrs they shinoon high ; Tliey mny bc hid with brightcr raya, But ncver, nevar dio I And (hese wero lightcd 'mid tbe gloom Of low obscunty, Struggling through yenrs of pain nnd toil, And joyleaa poverty. Bul strive - tiiis world'a not all a waste, A wilderneÃ¼s of care ; ii ei'ti spots are on the field of lifo, And flowerets blootning fair. Th on strive - hut. oh, let Virtue bo The guardiÃ¡n ofyr.uraini ! JjCt pure, unuloudt'd luve illumo Tho paih thiit leads to faine !