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THROUGH BALTIMORE.             121
II. Across the broad Patapsco's wave,
Old Fort McHenry bore The starry banner of the brave, As when our fathers went to save, Or in the trenches find a grave,
At Baltimore.
Before us, pillared in the sky,
We saw the statue soar Of Washington, serene and high — Could traitors view that form, nor fly ? Could patriots see, nor gladly die
For Baltimore ?
" Oh, city of our country's song,
By that swift aid we bore When sorely pressed, receive the throng, Who go to shield our flag from wrong, And give us welcome, warm and strong,
In Baltimore!"
We had no arms ; as friends we came, As brothers evermore,