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4070 UNIVERSAL HISTORY-THE MODERN WORLD.

has been always discernible. When

the clouds have rested most darkly on the

human landscape, they have parted, and

through the rift have ever been seen patches

of the blue sky and glintings of the eternal

stars.

May the morning soon dawn when every

land, from Orient to Occident, from pole to

pole, from mountain to shore, and from

shore to the farthest island of the sounding

sea, shall feel the glad sunshine of freedom

in its breast! May the day soon come when

the people of all climes, arising at last from

the heavy slumbers and barbarous dreams

which have so long haunted the benighted

minds of men, shall join in glad acclaim

to usher in the Golden Era of Humanity and the universal Monarchy of Man!