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FREMONTS BATTLE-HYMN. 143
We come, with resolve mettled high in breast,
The Stars and Stripes to sustain ! And our Eagle flies with us,* from sea-girt nest, The nation's life to maintain ! To maintain, The nation's true life to maintain.
—♦— FREMONT'S BATTLE-HYMN.
BY JAMES G. CLARK.
OH, spirits of Washington, Warren, and Wayne !
Oh, shades of the heroes and patriots slain ! Come down from your mountains of emerald and
gold, And smile on the banner ye cherished of old; Descend in your glorified ranks to the strife, Like legions sent forth from the armies of life; Let us feel your deep presence, as waves feel the
breeze, When the white fleets, like snowflakes, are drank
by the seas.
* On the banner presented at Fort Independence.