Friday, January 19, 2018

Commemoration Ode Of 1865

Commemoration Ode Of 1865 
by James Russell Lowell.

Be proud! for she is saved, and all have helped to save her!
She that lifts up the manhood of the poor,
She of the open soul and open door.
With room about her hearth for all mankind!

What were our lives without thee?
What all our lives to save thee?
We reck not what we gave thee;
We will not dare to doubt thee.
But ask whatever else, and we will dare! 

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