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DEPARTURE OF TRANSPORT STEAMERS FROM NEW YORK FOR
WITH VOLUNTEERS, SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 1861.
BY ARTHUR LAURENSON.
IN his high seat on the dais,
Round him many a mighty lord,
Lost in thought, in silence brooding, Sat King O'af at his board.
'With his unsheathed dagger
playing In a half-unconscious mood,
Strikes and hews he off the
splinters From a piece of fagot-wood.
As the lords around him sitting
Mirk the King's deep reverie
" It is Monday, Sire, tomorrow,"
Says an old jarl, meaningly.
Sudden looks the King upon him:
"Bring me here a burning brand!"
Sweeps the splinters from the table-
Lights them on his naked hand.
Firm he holds it stretched before
Never does it backward draw—Till
the wood was all consumed,
Till he the white ashes saw.
Thus King Olaf made atonement For
his trespass on God's law.
THE "R. R., QUYLER" SAILING FROM
NEW YORK WITH THE SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT NEW YORK STATE MILITIA
ON BOARD, APRIL 21, 1861.