A dirge for Thomas Clarkson. By Bernard Barton. He has not lived in vain, Who, for man's birth right brave, Hath snapp'd the negro's chain! Given freedom to the slave! 'Twas worthy all the toil Of thy long, arduous life, To have won so proud a spoil In such a noble strife. Nor hath he lived in vain, Who by his life hath taught, What zeal untired can gain, To one fix'd purpose brought! The longest span of time No lesson well could teach. More fraught with truth sublime, Within the humblest reach! Suffolk Chronicle.