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ODES AND SONGS.
17 ODE FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY.
WHO ARE THE BRAVE?
W HO are the brave, if they were not— The mighty men of Bunker-hill ? Our sires !—who'd shrink, if they did not,
Their country's glory to fulfil ? Who are the free, if we are not,
Their sons !—O God ! of all thy earth Seest thou this day one blessed spot As free as that which gave us birth ?
Who are the brave, if they were not—
The men who woke the strife again ? And wiped away the drunkard's blot,
And dashed to earth his cruel chain ! Who are the free, if we are not,
Who will no longer garlands twine Around the cup, nor cast our lot
With those that tarry at the wine!
Rejoice ! rejoice ! and who will not—
In all that heaven has done for man I If slaves of drink refuse, yet what
Prevents the free, who truly can ? For what to us is habit's power,
And what the sparkling tempter's bite ? Who's here, who triumphs not this hour,
In temperance and in freedom's might ?
W. B. Tappan.
18 ODE FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY. OUR COUNTRY'S BANNERS PLAY.
O UR country's banners play, On this her natal day With every breeze; Her happy millions throng, With joy, and feast and song, And gladness wakes along Her farthest seas:
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