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[370] And they whose firm endurance gained
     The freedom of the souls of men,
Whose hands, unstained with blood, maintained
     The swordless commonwealth of Penn.

And thine shall be the power of all
     To do the work which duty bids,
And make the people's council hall
     As lasting as the Pyramids!

Well have thy later years made good
     Thy brave-said word a century back,
The pledge of human brotherhood,
     The equal claim of white and black.

That word still echoes round the world,
     And all who hear it turn to thee,
And read upon thy flag unfurled
     The prophecies of destiny.

Thy great world-lesson all shall learn,
     The nations in thy school shall sit,
Earth's farthest mountain-tops shall burn
     With watch-fires from thy own uplit.

Great without seeking to be great
     By fraud or conquest, rich in gold,
But richer in the large estate
     Of virtue which thy children hold,

With peace that comes of purity
     And strength to simple justice due,
So runs our loyal dream of thee;
     God of our fathers! make it true.

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