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The quick sound of the feet of youth! Lo! from the war-cloud, dull and dense, Loyal and chaste and brave and strong, Comes forth the South with frankincense, And vital freshness in her song. The weight is fallen from her wings; To find a purer air she springs Out of the Night into the Morn, Fair as cotton, sound as corn. Hold! Shall a Northman, fierce and grim, With hoary beard and boreal vim, Thus fling, from some bleak waste of ice, Frost-crystals of unsought advice To those who dwell by Coosa's stream, Or on dark hummocks plant the cane Beside the lovely Pontchartrain, Or in gay sail-boats drift and dream Where Caribbean breezes stray On Pensacola's drowsy bay? Not so! I am a Southerner; I love the South; I dared for her To fight from Lookout to the sea, With her proud banner over me: But from my lips thanksgiving broke, As God in battle thunder spoke, And that Black Idol, breeding drouth And dearth of human sympathy Throughout the sweet and sensuous South, Was, with its chains