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"SHOOT HIM ON THE SPOT." 5
Hark ! — o'er Ocean answers swell ! Stirs the mountain-tomb of Tell ! Poland's lakes indignant roll, Heaved by Koskiusko's soul! Venice shakes her iron rack ! All, in chorus, thunder back —
" He who first that flag would lower,
"Shoot him on the spot!"
Banner, given to our land By a Washington's own hand, Thou art floated o'er the sod By the breath itself of God, And the loyal spirit hears That command from Heaven's spheres — "He ivho first that flag would loiver,
"Shoot him on the spot!"*
* See New York Ledger, April 5,1862.