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vainly planned To leave their country great and free?
Their sleeping ashes, from below, Send up the thrilling murmur, No! Knit they the gentle ties which long These sister States were proud to wear, And forged the kindly links so strong, For idle hands in sport to tear-- For scornful hands aside to throw? No!
by our fathers' memory, No! Our humming marts, our iron ways, Our wind-tossed woods on mountain crest, The hoarse Atlantic, with his bays, The call, broad Ocean of the West, And Mississippi's torrent-flow, And loud Niagara, answer, No! Not yet the hour is nigh, when they Who deep in Eld's dim twilight sit, Earth's ancient kings, shall rise and say, “Proud country, welcome to the pit! So soon art thou, like us, brought low?” No!
sullen group of shadows, No! For now, behold, the arm that gave The victory in our fathers' day, Strong, as of old, to guard and save-- That mighty arm which none can stay-- On clouds above, and fields below, Writes, in men's sight, the answer, No
of the end — Supplies running short.--The Memphis Appeal of the 18th instant considers the situation of the rebels in the following serious language;--We desire to call the attention of planters to the importance of an early subscription in flour and corn-meal for the use of our army.
The Confederate Government purchased in May last an immense quantity of flour, and stored it at this place, but the supply is now nearly exhausted.
Unless the planters of West Tennessee, North Alabama, and Mississippi, come forward and subscribe flour and meal, taking Confederate bonds in payment, our brave boys in the field will soon be without bread.
Let each planter indicate to the Commissary Department at this place, by mail or through his commission merchant, what quantity he is willing to sell to the Government for their bonds, and let them send it forward immediately.
There are five mills in operation here capable of grinding----bushels daily, to which the planters can send their wheat and hav