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149. the uprising of the North.

by J. C. Hagen.
The Northern men are up in arms,
     To wage no servile fight;
They've risen at their Country's call,
     To battle for the right.
The city echoes with their tread;
     Their hosts the valleys fill;
Their shout is borne on every stream,
     And rings from every hill.
An hundred thousand men are out;
     A word has called them forth;
A million more, if need there be,
     Are ready at the North!

The merchant leaves his counting-house,
     The husbandman his plough;
All ranks, all callings rally round
     Their Country's standard now.
All minor discords are forgot;
     All party feuds have flown;
Each heart beats for its Country now,
     And beats for her alone.
In Freedom's, and their Country's cause,
     Thus bravely rushing forth,
Oh! 'tis a glorious sight to see
     The uprising of the North!

Our sacred Flag, the people's boast
     And pride throughout the world,
With scoff and scorn, has, to the dust,
     By traitor hands been hurled!
But woe to those who dared to treat
     Our glorious flag with scorn--
That flag that so triumphantly
     In Freedom's cause was borne!
The nation hails with ecstasy
     Her champions rushing forth,
While Southern traitors tremble at
     The uprising of the North.

Oh! well our hardy Northern sires
     Their sturdy sons may boast;
And well may craven traitors quail
     Before the gathering host.
No rest they ask while despots' hands
     May freemen's homes despoil,
Or while the traitor foot remains
     To desecrate the soil.
And ne'er again, to insult our flag,
     Their hordes shall venture forth,
While memory to their vision holds
     The uprising of the North.

--Boston Transcript, June 19.

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