Sweet water of Silver Spring, oh what soft soothing pleasures you bring.
To my eyes my ears my thirsty lips
My tongue so long to taste your flowing delight.
While skins touches your smooth cascades beneath the soft shadows of night.
Your slender Arms hugs the neck of Athlone way over on the left,
Whilst George Town's high hills caresses your breast Yet your cool clear waters bubbles and constantly your waters flow.
Where do you come from they asked, and where do you hasten to go
No one has ever answer, nobody seems to know.
Young ladies fair washing their hair, bending beneath your crystal flow
Shadowed curtains around them drawn, be it at nightfall or at early dawn
Chattering women washing their load.
On rocks smooth surfaces by the side of the road.
Valiant young men awaits their turn.
Sits on the culvert's edge as they discover and as they learn.
Just one short leg away from hip to toe.
You burst up from the ground and hurries to go
By lush green trees while bending low.
They salutes and bows in reverent show
Sumptuous, refreshing, sugary Sweet water of my unassuming Silver Spring
You winds your way over rocks and river Moss all live long day
Until you pours out of your glad waters, into the anxious jaws of Rio Sambre.
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1596 - An English fleet under the Earl of Essex, Lord Howard of Effingham and Francis Vere captured and sacked Cadiz, Spain.
1798 - Napoleon Bonaparte took Alexandria, Egypt.
1845 - Uniform postal rates went into effect throughout the United States. The Act of Congress was passed on March 3, 1845.
1847 - In New York City, the U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps. The two stamps available were a 5-cent Benjamin Franklin and a 10-cent George Washington.
1867 - Canada became an independent dominion.
1874 - The Philadelphia Zoological Society zoo opened as the first zoo in theUnited States.
1898 - During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba.
1905 - The USDA Forest Service was created within the Department of Agriculture. The agency was given the mission to sustain healthy, diverse, and productive forests and grasslands for present and future generations.
1909 - Thomas Edison began commercially manufacturing his new "A" type alkaline storage batteries.
1941 - Bulova Watch Company sponsored the first TV commercial in New York City, NY.
1943 - The U.S. Government began automatically withholding federal income tax from paychecks.
1945 - New York established the New York State Commission Against Discrimination to prevent discrimination in employment because of race, creed or natural origin. It was the first such agency in the U.S.
1951 - Bob Feller set a major league baseball record as he pitched his third no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians.
1960 - Somalia gained its independence from Britain through the unification of Somaliland with Italian Somalia.
1961 - British troops landed in Kuwait to aid against Iraqi threats.
1968 - The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was signed by 60 countries. It limited the spreading of nuclear material for military purposes. On May 11, 1995, the treaty was extended indefinitely.
1969 - Britain's Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales.
1979 - Sony introduced the Walkman.
1980 - "O Canada" was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.
1985 - Robin Yount (Milwaukee Brewers) got the 1,800th hit of his career.
1987 - John Kevin Hill, at age 11, became the youngest to fly across the U.S.when he landed at National Airport in Washington, DC.
1989 - The Montreal Protocol, an international treaty, went into effect. It limited the production of ozone-destroying chemicals.
1997 - The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain to China. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.