Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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Exult America ! each dauntless son Will ever keep fair Liberty their own; Will base submission, servile fear despise, And Freedom's substance, not her shadoiu prize. Triumph America ! thy patriot voice Has made the greatest of mankind rejoice, Immortal Pitt !0 ever glorious name ! Far, far unequalled in the rolls of fame ! What breast, for virtue is by all approved, And freedom even by Asia's slaves beloved, What breast but glows with gratitude to thee, Boast of mankind, great prop of Liberty! To thee, the best of parents and of friends, America with grateful homage bends, Her thanks, her love, unable to express, To thee, great patron of her happiness. Raised by thy hand, beneath thy guardian care, Luxuriant blooms adorn her vernal year ; And, when rapacious harpies would devour The infant fruit, and blast the tender flower, Shielded by thee, she mocks the abortive wiles ; Beneath thy shade, again her verdure smiles. Would 'twere in pity to mankind decreed, That still a Pitt should to a Pitt succeed:

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