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96. our country and her flag. by Francis Lieber, Ll.D. We do not hate our enemy-- May God deal gently with us all! We love our land; we fight her foe-- We hate his cause, and that must fall. Our Country! Oh, that goodly land! Our noble country, whole and hale! We'll love her, live for her, or die-- To fall for her is not to fail. Our Flag! The Red denotes the blood We gladly pledge; the snowy White Means purity and solemn truth, Unsullied justice, sacred right. Its Blue, the sea we love to plough, That laves the Heaven-united Land, Between the old and older world, From strand, o'er mount and stream, to strand. The Blue reflects the crowded stars, Bright Union-emblem of the free; Come, every one, and let it wave, That floating piece of poetry. Our fathers came and planted fields, And manly law, and schools, and truth; They planted Self-Rule — we will guard By word and sword, in age and youth. Broad Freedom came along with them, On History's ever-widening wings; Our blessing this,