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and the all as to numbers, is the only finality in politics. All progressive societies tend to one preponderating power, and the final preponderating universal power can alone be the People.

Now that the American nation is made, Equality thus closes the ERA OF DESTRUCTION, and it inaugurates the ERA OF CONSTRUCTION, upon a plan final in principle and universal in application. The precedent of the first complete nation gives the world assurance for all its future.

And the last gate of barbarism, the gate of "mixed” or monarchical Government, creaks now on its hinges. From the example of America, a world of United States may arise to unite universally the blessings of Unity, and of Independence. Thus may she go on to perfect and to combine the means and the results of Government. Thus the principle of her Unity prevail, and the orbit of her influence sweep wider and wider through the nations, showing how out of free School, free Church, and free Assembly,-Men, Institutions, Nations, Empiresand Federations are rightly made.

Thus may

To see, like some vast island from the ocean,
" The altar of the Federation rear
" It's pile i’ the midst.— That mighty shape did wear
* The light of genius; its still shadow hid
Far ships; to know its height the morning mists forbid.
66 To hear the restless multitudes for ever

Around the base of that great altar flow,
“ As on some mountain islet burst and shiver
“ Atlantic waves ; and solemnly and slow
“ As the wind bore that tumult to and fro,
“ To feel the dream-like music which did swim

Falling in pauses from that altar dim."

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