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"SHOOT HIM ON THE SPOT."            5
ill.
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!"
IV.
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.