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166           SONGS OF WAR AND PEACE
From eloquence of mighty Pitt, who gave fair
Justice tongue, To praises of George Washington, that gifted
Byron sung; From Green, the great historian of Britain's rule
and sway, To Cobden, Bright and Gladstone of her brilliant
latter day;
With Macaulay and with Thackeray, and other mighty men,
Who Albion's glory have enriched with miter, sword and pen ;
Whose breadth and wealth of candor magnani­mously gave
The meed of praise and honor to Columbia's true and brave.
So let the nation's bells ring out, and all her
banners wave, While freedom's light from freedom's sun the
blessed land shall lave, And while the blended songs we sing shall
drown the marplot's yells, Sound loud the cornets, roll the drums and ring
the nation's bells.
Fling out the flag that patriots have trusting followed when