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TUNIS-THE-WHITE.

Worship to God, love to his brother *?
But Christians — was it not as plain
That they were infidels, not men,
Not brothers — rather dogs, indeed !
Have we not heard as strange a creed ?
When late an iron despot raised
His arm, to crush a monarch praised
Of all, for mild and liberal laws,
A friend to every generous cause,
Whose empire's gates are open flung
To every faith and every tongue.
From our free land a chorus burst
To cheer the tyrant's deed accursed.
' A Christian this, a Moslem he,
Can need of further witness be ? '
Vain man ! thus ever, to thy shame,
Cheating or cheated with a name !
Think'st thou that Paul would sooner set
Mary o'er Christ than Mahomet ?