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THE YANKEE VOLUNTEERS.        113
With frenzied imprecations, with savage threats
and sneers, They welcomed to the city the Yankee Volunteers.
So furious grew the multitude, they rushed at them amain,
And a great storm of missiles came pouring like a rain.
Amid a thunderous clamor, such as mortal seldom hears,
They tried to cross the city, did the Yankee Volun­teers.
The murderous storm of missiles laid many a soldier low,
Yet still these gallant hearts forbore to give the answering blow,
Till all the miscreants shouted, " They 're nearly de.ad with fears ;
We'll hurry up and finish these Yankee Volun­teers."
But, lo ! the guns are levelled, and loud the volleys
roar, And, inch by inch, they fight their way through the
streets of Baltimore ! 8