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A NATIONAL SONG OF DENMARK.
FROM THE DANISH OF JOHANNES EVALD.
KING CHRISTIAN stood by the lofty mast,
Nils Juel gave heed to the tempest's roar,
North Sea ! a glimpse of Wessel rent
Path of the Dane to fame and might!
THE HAPPIEST LAND.
FRAGMENT OF A MODERN BALLAD.
FROM THE GERMAN.
THERE sat one day in quiet,
By an alehouse on the Rhine, Four hale and hearty fellows,
And drank the precious wine.
The landlord's daughter filled their cups,
Around the rustic board ;
And spake not one rude word.
But when the maid departed,
A Swabian raised his hand,
Long live the Swabian land !
The greatest kingdom upon earth
Cannot with that compare ;
And the nut-brown maidens there.
Ha ! cried a Saxon laughing, —
And dashed his beard with wine ; · I had rather live in Lapland,
Than that Swabian land of thine !
The goodliest land on all this earth,
It is the Saxon land !
As fingers on this hand !