National Hymns: How They are Written and how They are Not Written. A Lyric and National Study for the Times

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Rudd & Carleton, 1861 - American wit and humor - 152 pages

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Page 18 - O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Page 43 - O Lord our God, arise! Scatter his enemies, And make them fall; Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks: On Thee our hopes we fix — God save us all!
Page 58 - Amour sacré de la patrie, Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs ! Liberté ! Liberté chérie, Combats avec tes défenseurs ! Sous nos drapeaux, que la victoire Accoure à tes mâles accents ! Que tes ennemis expirants Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire ! Aux armes, etc.
Page 57 - Français, pour nous, ah ! quel outrage ! Quels transports il doit exciter ! C'est nous qu'on ose méditer De rendre à l'antique esclavage ! Aux armes, citoyens ! etc. Quoi ! ces cohortes étrangères Feraient la loi dans nos foyers...
Page 42 - King ! Long live our noble King! God save the King! Send him victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us ! God save the King!
Page 48 - ... to retire. In less than thirty minutes they were totally defeated, and the field covered with the slain. The road, as far as Inverness, was strewed with dead bodies; and a great number of people, who from motives of curiosity had come to see the battle, were sacrificed to the undistinguishing vengeance of the victors.
Page 42 - May she defend our laws, and ever give us cause to sing with heart and voice, God save the Queen.
Page 47 - Highlanders, halfarmed, who charged him sword in hand, with such impetuosity, that in less than ten minutes after the battle began, the King's troops were broken and totally routed. The dragoons fled in the utmost confusion at the first onset ; the general officers having made some unsuccessful...
Page 98 - But though it may have a full octave of strings, To both maker and minstrel the harp is a unit. So the power that creates Our republic of States, Into harmony brings them at different dates; And the thirteen or thirty, the Union once done, Are " £ Pluribus Unum
Page 92 - See our sunlit mountain chains ! See our waving woods, unbounded, And our cities on the plains ! See the oceans kiss our strand, Oceans stretched from pole to pole ! See our mighty lakes expand, And our giant rivers roll ! Such a land, and such alone, Should be leader of the van, As the nations sweep along To fulfil the hopes of man ! Yes, the spirit of our land, The young giant of the West, With the waters in his hand, With the forests for his crest, — To our hearts...

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