Songs, Odes, and Other Poems, on National Subjects Volume 3

Songs, Odes, and Other Poems, on National Subjects Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...of fame in the fight, And many a hero in chivalry bright, Descends with bold step on the patriot shore, Where freedom is cherish'd and dwells evermore! Ah! wo to her warriors of fame in the fight Ah! wo to her heroes in chivalry bright! The scenery will darken, ere closes the day, And the war-kindled eye fade in dimness away. For fame they will battle, for glory they'll die, And, struck to the earth, in their blood they shall lie, The proud ones! who dare to invade the dear shore, Where Freedom has chosen to dwell evermore! How vainly they thicken and press on the field, Where freemen the falchion of Liberty wield! There Death striding dreadful the columns among, Spreads carnage and horror amidst the deep throng; And thousands sink down to repose on the plain, Whom the reveille never hall waken again; For they came to pollute and enslave the dear shore, Where heaven-born Freedom shall dwell evermore! Let the festal of triumph resplendently shine, Round the brows of the brave wreathes of laurel. entwine; For the few that have fallen in Liberty's name, Drop a tear in the cup that we fill to their fame; And to Him who smiled on us, who dwells in the skies, From our hearts let the tribute of gratitude rise. It was He gave the victory, and blest the loved shore, Where Freedom is sacred and dwells evermore! Awsxs! awake! my gallant friends; To arms! to arms! the foe is nigh; The sentinel his warning sends; And, hark! the treacherous savage cry. Awake! to arms! the word goes round; The drum's deep roll, the fife's shrill sound, The trumpet's blast, proclaim through night, An Indian band, a bloody fight. O haste thee, Baen! alas! too late; A red chief's arm now aims the blow; (An early, but more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813081
  • 9781236813084