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the death of napoleon at ST. HELENA. “A willow, which had been the exile’s favorite, was tom up by the hurricane . . . Napoleon’s parting spirit was deliriously engaged in a strife more terrible than that of the elements around, The words Tele d’armeJ, the last words which escaped his lips, intimated that his thoughts were watching the current of a heady fight.” —Sir Walter Scott’s Life of Napoleon. That night a mighty storm arose, A warrior’s death presaging : Helena’s cliffs, like giant foes, Opposed the ocean’s raging. The dying soldier oft before Had faced Death, pale and gory, And in a dream he trod once more The distant fields of glory. Again he braves his wintry way Through snows of Alpine passes, And Austria’s armies melt away Before his rushing masses. On Lodi’s Bridge he treads again, Death’s leaden shower defying ; And now beholds Marengo’s plain Heaped with the dead and dying. “ Soldiers, advance where glory leads, Tho’ desert wilds enfold you, From Egypt’s hoary pyramids Four thousand years behold you. Your General leads o’er mount and plain, Once trod by Alexander, To win for France a prouder reign From Indus to Scamander.” He feels the crown of Charlemagne His kingly brow caressing ; Now sees the nations armed again— Their myriads forward pressing. The soldier leaves the Imperial throne, A monarch’s robes declining ; Till on their ruin the glorious sun Of Austerlitz is shining. He gazes on a subject world From Moscow’s ancient palace ; He sees God’s tempests at him hurled, And drinks the bitter chalice ; He hears the aged Pontiff King, His captive, yet his master ; And now the marching thousands bring Him ruin and disaster. Now, troubled is Napoleon’s soul, And Bertrand hears words spoken, That tell of battle’s noisy roll, And soldiers’ ranks all broken. “ Tete d'armee,” said the dying chief, And his last words are blended With the shrieking wind and the cry of grief— Napoleon’s life is ended ! The thunder rolled, and the lightning red Flashed o’er the moaning billow, And from its roots the tempest laid Napoleon’s weeping willow. All watched and wept in the isle that night, As the passing bell was tolling, With sound unheard in the tempest’s might When died the great Napoleon ! Ashburton. F. P. O’R. Alfred Harrison. SATURDAY, JULY 3. 12 o’clock. HARRISON has received instructions from Messrs. Saunders Bros, t® sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, at his Yards on above date, the following valuable stock and plant:— 7 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 DRAUGHT HORSES (GOOD) YEARLING HACK CAMBRIDGE ROLLERS D.-F. PLOUGHS S.-F. PLOUGHS SETS HARROWS CHAFF CUTTER DRAYS SPRING CART (nearly new) 7 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 And a quantity ef Harness and Sundries. Without reserve. Terms at Sale. Sale at 12 o’clock sharp. ALFRED HARRISON, 996g-607c Auctioneer. MA. J I."WTBUIUi H W K. F. Gray. IMPORTANT SALE OF FREEHOLD TOWN SECTIONS, IN THE TOWN OF TEMUKAON TUESDAY, JULY 6th, 1880, KF. GRAY has been favored with , instructions from W. Grant, Esq., t 0 SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, At his Salerooms, Temuka, on the above date, ALL THAT VALUABLE BLOCK OF LAND, being part of Rural Section 2417, containing by admeasurement 30 acres (more or less), having a frontage on the Main South road, joining the north side of Temuka, and fronting on the Main Line of Railway. The whole of the above block of land has been surveyed and cut up into Quarter and Half-acre Business and Building Sites, and conveniently sized Sections for Market Gardens and Villa Residences, and will be sold upon the following unexceptionably favorable terms, viz.; 25 per cent. Cash 25 per cent, in Twelve Months 50 per cent, in Three Years, Bearing Interest at 8 per cent, per annum. Lithographed Plans of tho above may be seen at Temuka, Timaru, Point, Winchester, Geraldine, and Ashburton. Sale at 1 o’clock sharp. K. F. G R A Y, Auctioneer. The Auctioneer desires to draw the attention of capitalists and others to the above Important Sale, as the terms are so liberal that those possessed of limited means may become owners of Valuable Freehold Sections on the most easy terms ever offered to the public as the land is very rich, and well adapted for nurseries or gardens. 945 g

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 120, 1 July 1880

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 120, 1 July 1880