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THE STARS AND STRIPES.             29
Would we could say the same of thee, thou dark
and bloody ground ! Whose sexless sages, false of heart, a way of peace
have found! Shame on you ! No half faith would we! Up,
gird ye for the wars, And take your place as men once more, beneath the
Stripes and Stars. Hurrah! &c.
From thy Medusa glance we turn, with hearts of cheer and pride,
To West Virginia, virgin rib, torn from false moth­er's side.
Daughter of strife! Fair Freedom's child! Thy mountains ring afar,
With echoing shouts for that best flag that counts another star.
Hurrah ! &c.
And more 't will count, no Pleiad lost, of all that shining host, -
Though dim eclipse have veil'd their fires, and trai­tors loudly boast;
But one by one those wand'ring lights shall gem our heavens, like Mars,

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