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[22] If new sorrow should befall,
If my noble boy should fall,
If the bright head I have blessed,
On the cold earth finds its rest--
Still, with all the mother's heart,
Torn, and quivering with the smart,
I yield him, 'neath thy chastening rod,
To his dear country and his God.

--Richmond Dispatch, Oct. 18.

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