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[94] I see the blush upon thy cheek,
     Maryland!
But thou wast ever bravely meek,
     Maryland!
But lo! there surges forth a shriek
     From hill to hill, from creek to creek--
Potomac calls to Chesapeake,
     Maryland! My Maryland!

Thou wilt not yield the Vandal toll,
     Maryland!
Thou wilt not crook to his control,
     Maryland!
Better the fire upon thee roll,
     Better the blade, the shot, the bowl,
Than crucifixion of the soul,
     Maryland! My Maryland!

I hear the distant thunder hum,
     Maryland!
The Old Line's bugle, fife, and drum,
     Maryland!
She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb--
     Huzza! she spurns the Northern scum!
She breathes — she burns! she'll come! she'll come!
     Maryland! My Maryland!

R.
--Charleston Mercury.

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