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286 VOLUNTEER BOYS.
Nobles and beauties and such common toasts,
Those who admire may drink, sir; Fill up the glass to the volunteer hosts,
Who never from danger will shrink, sir. Let mirth appear, Every heart cheer, The toast that I give is the brave volunteer.
Here's to the squire who goes to parade
Here's to the citizen soldier; Here's to the merchant who fights for his trade, Whom danger increasing makes bolder. Let mirth appear, Union is here, The toast that I give is the brave volunteer.
Here's to the lawyer, who, leaving the bar,
Hastens where honor doth lead, sir, Changing the gown for the ensigns of war, The cause of his country to plead, sir. Freedom appears, Every heart cheers, And calls for the health of the law volunteers.