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SECESSION.
" Oh ! pause ! " the Quaker said, " and think Before thee leaps from off the brink !" Contempt was in his drunken leer ; And still he answered, with a sneer
Secession !
" Beware the pine-tree's bristling branch ! Beware the Northern avalanche !" And that was Scott's restraining voice; But still this was the traitor's choice
Secession !
At close of war, as toward their homes Our troops as victors hurried on, And turned to God a thankful prayer, A voice whined through the startled air
Secession !
A traitor by a soldier keen, Suspended by the neck- was seen, Still grasping in his hand of ice That banner, with this strange device
Secession !
There, to the mournful gibbet strung, Lifeless and horrible he hung ;