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Or who, with accent bolder,
Dare praise the freedom-loving mountaineer?
Page  586 I found by thee, O rushing Contoocook!
And in thy valleys, Agiochook!
The jackals of the negro-holder.
Virtue palters; Right is hence;
Freedom praised, but hid;
Funeral eloquence
Rattles the coffin-lid.

Poems, "Ode," inscribed to W. H. Channing.

See also what is said of "the treachery of scholars" in the last pages of "The Man of Letters," Lectures and Biographical Sketches.

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