Black Mammy; A Song of the Sunny South, and Other Poems

Black Mammy; A Song of the Sunny South, and Other Poems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...the rush and din Of surging elements of war, Engulfing kith and kin, Is filling up these silent ranks, And ours are growing thin. The Grand old Army's veteran line Is marching to the tide, Where some have crossed, and resting lie In bivouac, side by side, And all the column follows on The grim, unhalting guide. 'Twill reassemble over there, In glorious array, And heaven's ever-shining sun A living light shall lay, In one white sheen, upon a line That blends the blue and gray. FILII VETERANORUM. Inscribed To GEO.;. MEADE CAMP, No. S, Sous Of Veterans, Cheyenne, Wyoming. 7AKE the flag, ye sons of sires--v y The' who kept the altar fires Of the nation blazing bright, Through the wild tempestuous night Of the war's black desolation, And who gave the land salvation. Sons of Veterans, take their banners, And with long and loud hosannas, Praise the God who reigns above, Who hath given home and love; Let your watchword ever be "North and South, Fraternity." Lo! now, in the northern lights, Crimson hue with blue unites; In their splendor quivering bars Weave among the gleaming stars, Till, with gems in every fold, See the spangled flag unrolled. O'er the land, and every sea, Waves this ensign of the free; Guided by_ its lambent light This republic, in the right, Leads you onward, stern arrayed, Wielding Freedom's battle-blade. MY COMRADE WITH A CROWN. To The Memory Of COLEMAN ROGERS APPERSOX. K X Y dearest friend, when later years, Have floated down life's troubled stream, Laden with care, as age appears, Remember then youth's golden dream, When, with that glow of nerving ire, That ever cheers the patriot on To brave hard toil and dangers dire, Thus to avenge his country's wrong, We left our homes and kindred dear, By deep prayers...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633946
  • 9781236633941