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WAR SONG.
117
May they be heroes in the field.
Have heroes' fame in store; We pray the Lord to be their shield,
Where thundering cannons roar.
1 Benjamin Dearborn was the printer of the " Freeman's Journal, or New Hampshire Gazette," in which many fine songs were pub­lished. This one has been attributed to Dearborn, but we have no authority for saying that he ever wrote any other verse than the following, " which was posted on the front of his printing house."
The Printer has for sale within,
Kettles and cups, all formed of tin: To such as want a service-cup,
Just open the door and hasten up!
Pennsylvania Packet.






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