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THE LIBRARY

OF

THE UNIVERSITY

OF CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES

GIFT OF



Commodore Byron Mc Candle ss



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A LADY'S CRUISE



FEENCH MAN-OF-WAR



' The morning wjiteh was eoiiic ; tlie vessel lay
Her course, and gently made her liquid way ;
Tlie cloven liillow flashed from off her prow
In furrows formed, by that majestic plough.

' Huzza for Otaheite ! ' was the cry.

The gentle island and the genial soil,

The friendly heai-ts, the feasts without a toil,

The courteous manners, but from nature caught,

Tlie weaUh unlioarded, and the love unbought.

The soil where every cottage showed a home.
The sea-spread net, the lightly launched canoe,
Which stemmed the studded archipelago
O'er whose blue bosom rose the stiirry isles.
And sweetly now, those untaught melodies
Brol



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