Browsing named entities in Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore).
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1. the Nation's New Year. by John J. Piatt. the air takes voices; from the past they rise; They haunt your sleep — you waken with their cries. For many a bard's and many a warrior's grave The imploring hand and voice are lifted, “Save!” The world is old, and Hope has struggled long; The patriot's death, the poet's prophet-song, In vain the world their nobler sense have given, If the last star a meteor — was in heaven! In vain blind eyes have seen, great hearts have beat Consoling victories over old defeat; In vain have Freedom's martyrs gone to rest, Smiling from flames, and, dying, whispered, “West.” In vain your great assembled Congress there, With the proud scroll in Memory's Sabbath air; In vain the battle-bloom which wreathes the Past, That tried men's souls, and found the gleam at last; In vain the starlit banner of the world To the wide winds and for all men unfurled; In vain were Bunker Hill and Concord Plain, And Yorktown Heights — and Washington in vain, If the G