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With the weapons of his prowess and the scor­ing of his wrath.
From Missouri's murky waters to the white Sierra's crest
This knightly man led dauntless men and empire to the West.
To save the name, and legends, and traditions of
that land— The wilderness that blossomed—and its story,
strange and grand, To the wondering sight of millions, and to sing
its passing song, He led toward the Orient his motley, nomad
throng, With their singing, and their dancing, their
weapons and their ways, Their riding and their fighting in their tribe to
tribe's affrays.
From the canyons of the mountains to the can­yons of the deep,
And to where the Eastern nations close guard, and jealous keep,
The monuments and tokens of their ancient rule and state,
There the gallant Western chieftain rode among the titled great,

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