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Thy name shall be remembered when shall die
     The name of many a warrior of renown,
For thou on nobler fields gain'dst victory,
     And won from history a glorious crown.

O for the day when Italy shall know
     How to be truly free, in virtue strong!—
We wonder not that thou didst love her so—
     Home of the classics, and the land of song!

When dawns that day on fair Italia's shore,
     Thou shalt be well remembered by the free;
America and Europe evermore
     Shall, as the friend of Freedom, think of thee.

And happier thought! where souls, from every chain
     Made free, forever sing redeeming grace,
There shall thy loved ones hear thy voice again,
     And look with deepest joy upon thy face.

They who love man love God; and they who toil
     To break the chains from men and minds below,
Win, through the Lamb, a right to heaven's soil,
     Where boundless progress each glad soul may know.

God make me worthy, Margaret, to meet thee,
     And list to thy rich converse on the shore
Where holy love from heart to heart flows free,
     And weary spirits rest forevermore.


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