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[40] To die for her were sweeter far
     Than loved by less to live;
Such natures wear an aspect grand,
     As with an unreserving hand
They answer Duty's “give!”

O woman! how much patriot fire
     Thy breath has woke to flame!
How many heroes were not such
     But for thy consecrating touch,
None less than God can name!

San Francisco, April 1, 1864.

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