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Your voice, with full expression fraught,
But, ah, how few have known a pleasure
'Tis felt that notes which oft have pleased,
COLLEGE STREET, DUBLIN.
COLLEGE STREET is one of the most spacious of the many noble thoroughfares of the Irish metropolis. By its intersection with Westmoreland Street, it commands a view of the far-famed College Green; and also of the Bank of Ireland; the Eastern Portico of which, exhibited in the accompanying engraving, was, in days gone by, the entrance into the Irish House of Lords. This Eastern Portico, which is connected by an ornamented screen with the grand or principal front of the Bank, in College Green, presents a beautiful colonnade, consisting of six tall, and delicately-proportioned pillars of the Corinthian order, supporting a plain entablature, from which rises a pediment of singular grace and beauty. This pediment supports the statues of Fortitude, Justice, and Liberty; emblems, surely, not unsuited to the present condition of Ireland, nor lacking a moral meaning which her children would do well to ponder.
So stand thou ever, noble Fortitude!
An Emblem thou, meet for Hibernia's land!
Her strength by gratitude's warm breezes fann'd.
So stand, supported by two Graces more,
By Justice, with her sword and balance true;
On the stern sword, and on the balance too.