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31. going to the wars. by Edward S. Ellis. Clergymen are mustering Members of their flocks, Satisfied they're able To inflict some knocks; Sounding forth their doctrines, Clearing up the mist From their eyes; their discourse Ends with “ List! oh! list!” Editors are gathering; And the walls of fame Soon will show their children Where they “carved a name;” Every inland steamer, Every train of cars, Bring their eager thousands, Going to the wars. Tailors, clerks, mechanics, Shoemakers to boot; Teachers tell their “ideas,” “Now's the time to shoot.” Bronzed and honest farmers Say, “We're bound to jine,” As the hardy fellows Fall within the line. Students, doctors, lawyers, Make a sight sublime, With the shoulder-hitters, “Coming up to time ;” Officers and seamen, Salts and jolly tars, All are now enlisting, Going to the wars. Timid, blushing maiden Softly gasps, “My gracious!” As her gallant lover Swears he'll shoot Jeff. Davis. Proud and doting father, When h