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THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER.                                         593
fort, during the bombardment. By permission of the general government the hero of Fort McHenry was allowed to retain the flag, and he provided in his will that the " Star-Spangled Banner" should be the property of his daughter. This lady became the wife of W. Stuart Appletou, Esq., of New York, and died in 1878. The flag is now in the possession of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
In 1861 Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote the additional stanza which follows:
When our land is illumined with Liherty's smile,
If a foe from within strike a blow at her glory, Down, down with the traitor that dares to defile
The flag of her stars and the page of her story I By the millions unchained when our birthright was gained,
"We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained I And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
While the land of the free is the home of the brave.
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