The following, translated a few years since by a lady,
who is an inmate of a religious institution in the vicinity of Washington, has a
peculiar interest. The original is in Latin, and bears marks of great antiquity.
It is said to have been written by a recluse, some centuries since; —
- “Before thirteen united
- Shall be thrice what they are,
- The eagle shall be blighted
- By the lightning of war.
- "When sixty is ended,
- And one takes its place,
- Then brothers offended
- Shall deal mutual disgrace.
- If white remain white,
- And black still be black,
- Once more they'll unite
- And bring happiness back.
- But whenever the Cross
- Stands aloft ‘mong the Stars,
- They shall gain by their loss,
- And thus end all their wars."
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