THE CONDOR.




The Condor — largest bird that flies-


Has long and lively purple eyes,


Strong talons, beak, and crest ;


Far o'er the sea, far o'er the sod


That man, and beast, and bird have trod,


He makes his place of rest.







Miles higher than the ground we tread,


Miles higher than the river's bed.


The mighty Condor soars —


Miles higher than the highest snow


On mountain peaks, whilst miles below




The dreadful tempest roars.