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256 THE SONS OF OLD LUZERNE.
And woke the millions of the North, To answer to their country's call —
Then Luzerne's noble sons it found, Immersed in trade; in works of skill;
In the deep mines ; in lore profound ; In pleading law, for others' will;
In farming, too, were many more, Each busy in his peaceful home,
Who ne'er had taken thought before, That soldier he should e'er become.
But when our country, in her need,
Proclaimed that Treason must be crushed,
The Luzerne patriot-sons gave heed, And forth, to offer help, they rushed.
Each branch of trade sent forth her men, Our Laws and Liberties to save;
Merchants and miners, equal then,
Ploughmen and printers, all were brave.
The lawyer left his client's cause ;
The student laid his book aside ; Mechanics, to support our laws,
Went forth in honest, patriot pride.