Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...bore witness. Against the sky the toppling stacks In solemn, sad sedateness, Seemed sentries on their beaten tracks--Grim ghosts of former greatness. Each sombre mart deserted seemed, The day wore dull and dreary, While men moved on, as men that dreamed, With footsteps flagging weary. But, hark! that sudden clamor hear! That hum of human voices! Whilst everywhere, with shout and cheer, The very air rejoices. One little word, first faintly heard, Now thousands echo loudly, And every Southern heart is stirred, And every head held proudly! Maimed men and matrons shout--" 'Tis Lee!" Fair maidens swell the chorus; The children clap their hands in glee; The sky grows brighter o'er us. 'Tis he! 'tis he! the hero Lee! No hostile sword can sever Our hearts from him, for he shall be The sovereign of them ever. The tidings leap from street to street, Each tongue that name repeating, And many meet with hastening feet To give the hero greeting. See how the brave old chieftain conies--No banners o'er him soaring; No roll is heard of mighty drums, No cannons 'round him roaring. On every heart himself engraved, What need of laurelled arches? 'Neath lifted hats and kerchiefs waved Our gray-haired warrior marches. When in the Christian cause of peace His sword was sheathed forever, With him we wept, that we must cease Our brave but vain endeavor;. And still we love him as of old, When 'mongst the dead and dying, He rode the boldest of the bold, Our foe before him flying. Ah! 'twas a splendid sight to see Our Southern chiefs assembled To greet their grand old leader, Lee, 'Fore whom once foemen trembled! And though our flag be furled--yet we Forget our heroes never: We can but shout, "Long live our Lee!" "The South and Lee forever!..".show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619757
  • 9781236619754