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[written for the Richmond Dispatch.]
the flag of Secession.
the Star-Spangled banner

‘ O, say, can't you see, by the dawn's early light,
What you yesterday held to be vaunting and dreaming?
The Northern men routed, Abe Lincoln in flight,
And the Palmetto flag over the Capitol streaming.
The pumpkins for fare.
And the foul, fetid air,
Gave proof through the night that the Yankees were there.
Now, the Flag of Secession in triumph cloth wave
O'er the land of the freed and the horse of the brave.

bist the dust that is raised by the fugitive's feet,
His acts of coercion new bitterly ruing,
See the rail-splitter running in panting retreat,
And gallant Virginia in laughter pursuing;
Now he catches a beam
Of the bayonet's fierce gleam,
And he hurries away with a jump and a scream.
And the Flag of Secession in triumph doth wave
Oe'r the land of the freed and the home of the brave.

But where is the despot who came to our soft.
In the garb of the soldier his minions disguising,
And thawed from our fields and our homes as their sp ?
We only can say that his speed is surprising.
O'er the fences he made,
When that was his trade,
He has left in his fears from our vision to fade;
And the Flag of Secession in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the freed and the home of the brave.

Oh! such is the welcome the Southern bestows
On the despot who strives to make slaves of a nation,
We have a band for our friends, but the sword for our foes.
And the charge of our soldiers in fierce exultation.
Then again to the fight,
And God for the right!
The Northmen shall shrink from our warriors might;
And the Flag of Secession in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the freed and the home of the brave

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