heir message to the impatient earth, And a nation rose, in its power and might, To prove that Virginia's heart was right; And every breast in that human tide, Throbs with a fuller, freer pride; Then a thousand voices they upraise, To shout forth Carolina's praise. Honor to Brave old Ruffin, to that true and faithful heart, The four-score years old patriot, who took the foremost part; But be the glory given, as to Carolina due, The bravest of the brave, and truest of the true, Oh, favored land,But unto Carolina be the glory evermore, For she hath done a bolder deed than e'er was done before. Aye, clothe her name with glory bright-- Around it throw a radiant light; For, oh!
it is a glorious sight, This nation rising in the right; And Carolina well may claim The greatest, most unsullied name-- Brave, and magnanimous, and pure, Her fame will e'er remain, her power endure. Honor to them all — to each brave and gallant heart That manfully and earnestly will strive to do his part; But be