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Or in nobler employ,

The full blessings to spread,
Of the labours of Art,

And the products of Trade-
And in Enterprize crown'd bid his treasures increase,
With the Glory of War, and the safety of Peace.

And hail to the Art, which its Glory has found,

By Freedom and Truth the vast world to enlighten;
To cast the pure lustre of knowledge around,
And kindle the torches that bless as they brighten ;

To weakness lend strength,

To oppression redress ;
To Freedom its triumph,

All hail to the PRESS,
And hail to the Light which its labours increase,
Of Science and Art in the safety of peace.

And hail to our Land, may her pathway be spread

With the Heaven-cherished gifts of Truth, Virtue, and Science;
And Fame track her foot-steps wherever she tread-
Her Arts built on Virtue, in God her reliance :

Her banner in triumph

O’er ocean be borne-
And the wise, and the brave,

Her bright records adorn,
And to ages on ages her Glories increase,
With the triumphs of War, or the safety of Peace.




TONE" Derry Down."

With old Archimedes we've nothing to do,
Who would move the whole globe with a lever and screw;
One modern invention would upset his whole scheme,
And show this great world's moved entirely by steam.

Derry down, down, &c.

Euclid sure must have liv'd in a barbarous age,
Though rank'd as a prime math’matician and sage ;
And Pythagoras knew but little 'twould seem,
For his single Ereuka, we've now a whole team.

Derry down, fc.

Had Franklin continued about forty years more,
We might show him discov'ries, ne'er thought on before-
And which old Philosophers never could dream,
How that Science and Arts were perfected by Steam.

Derry down, &c.

And were we to lump former great men together, There would be little difference found betwixt either ; They knew not, poor souls, that posterity's scheme, Would solve all their problems entirely by Steam.

Derry down, &c.

There's young spark in love, and the old one in debt
Who depend upon promise, unrealiz'd yet-
Their prospects and promises are nothing but trash,
It is Steam rewards love, and 'tis Steam pays the cash.

Down, down, &c.

The Theorist's projects, the Merchant's account,
The bills of Mechanics, whate'er the amount,
And the hopes of promotion in office, we deem,
Are often, too often, paid wholly by Steam.

Derry down, &c.

There's the Epicure, friend both to butcher and cook, Who has studied each page of great Kitchener's book ; Of Count Rumford's invention will frequently dream, Where fifty choice dishes are, at once, mov'd by Steam.

Derry down, &c.

"Twere sufficiently easy to show that the Fair
Can be managed by Steam just as other things are ;
And 'tis settled at once, which all can attest,
That high pressure principles suit them the best.

Derry down, &c.

One thing still remains, which 'gainst our age is scord, That we'll always renew and redeem round this board, 'Tis our country's, 'tis honour's, 'tis gratitude's debt, Which shall never be paid in Steam to FAYETTE.

Derry down, &c.




TUNE—"Wreaths for the Chieftain."

Hail to the Hero! who visits our clime,
Wreath'd with the laurel his bravery bought,-
O'er the transits of empire he rises sublime !
And comes in his fame to the land where he fought.

A nation shall meet him,

A nation will greet him—
With hearts that can love, and with souls that can feel;

Illustrious LAFAYETTE,

THEE we can ne'er forget-
While powder explodes, or while death is in steel!

Hail to Columbia ! the birth place of glory,
Her motto is Liberty, Courage her shield,
Inscrib'd be her name in the annals of story,
Wise in the Senate, and brave in the field,

May her Sons emulate,

All that is good and great, Glorious in war, and illustrious in peace,

May Agriculture yield

Stores from her fruitful field,
May Factories thrive, and may Commerce increase.

Hail to the Arts and long may they flourish,
May the Altars of Fame with their tributes be graced,
May Science approve and patronage nourish
The efforts of Genius, the offerings of taste,

Oh! may the magic wand

Of Stewart's all powerful hand, Descend with his fame to embellish our clime,

Still may the pencil save

From oblivion's dark grave,
All that is beautiful! great and sublime !
Hail to the glorious "INVENTION OF LETTERS."

That open'd the flood-gates of SCIENCE to man !
When Genius sprang lightly, releas'd from her fetters,
And spread to the World, her celestial plan;

The plants she had nourished,

The flowers she had cherish'd
Grew lovely, but wild, in her own native clime,

Till she rais'd them from earth,

And gave them new birth!
And bade them exist in the pages of time !

The following subject is recommended to the consideration of the members of the Mechanic Association, and they are requested to consider if it be not for the interest of the whole society to join in the project; whether it would not tend to increase the number of associates, and to keep in remembrance the families of many deceased brethren, who might need even the small income which the fund now affords, but which in time will reach to a large amoant.


TO encourage the industrious, to aid the unfortunate, and to administer relief to the afflicted, are the principal objects of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. To increase the usefulness of a Society, so deserving the support of all classes in the community, especially Mechanics ; to make it the medium of more extensive good ; to add to its numbers ; and to bind with stronger ties those connected by its various interests; the establishment of an additional fund has been contemplated, the usefulness of which will extend beyond the life of its contributors, and shed its rays over the darkness of the tomb. The interest of this Fund will be forever devoted to our Widows and Orphans, and give them a right to receive that, which gratuitous charity, coldly and sparingly administered, can never be expected to yield. For the purpose, therefore, of laying the foundation of so good a design, a number of members of the Association met at the house of Mr. David Francis, on the evening of March 26th, 1821, and having organized the meeting by the appointment of John Cotton, Esq. as Moderator, and Mr. David Francis, as Secretary, proceeded to frame the following RULES for the government of the Subscribers, which were unanimously adopted, and the Secretary requested to hand a copy of the same to every Member, for consideration and acceptance.

ARTICLE I.. This Fund shall be called The Widows' AND ORPHANS' Fund, and be in the care of the Treasurer of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association.


It shall be created by the payment of Five Dollars, on subscribing, and increased by quarterly assessments of Twenty-five Cents on each subscriber.

ARTICLE III. The money to be immediately put at interest, and the whole iuterest to be distributed yearly among the families of deceased Subscribers, in proportion to the number of children in each : A Committee of the Subscribers to apportion the same.

ARTICLE IV. The Widows and Children of Subscribers only are to receive the benefit of this Fund.


In counting the number of children in the distribution of this money, boys beyond fourteen years, and girls beyond eighteen years


will be excluded. Widows will cease to be recipients when re-married.


Widows without children, or whose children have grown beyond the limited age, shall seceive the same as widows with one child.


Subscriptions may be made for more than one right, and the Subscriber's family be regarded accordingly in the distribution.


A Subscriber neglecting or refusing to pay his assessements for more than one year shall forfeit his right, but his widow and children and they only, shall receive, at his death, (provided they come within the rule of Article 5,) half the amount of monies which said delinquent shall have paid into the Fund.

ARTICLE IX. This Fund may be incorporated with the other funds of the Association, whenever all the members thereof shall become Subscribers.

ARTICLE X. No alteration shall be made in these articles, but by a majority of the votes of all the Subscribers.

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