Lyrics of Loyalty

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byFrank Moore

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864-01-01. Excerpt: ... KISS ME, MOTHER, AND LET ME GO. 105 KISS ME, MOTHER, AND LET ME GO. BY MISS NANCY A. W. PRIEST. TTAVE you heard the news that I heard to-day? The news that trembles on every lip? The sky is darker again, they say, And breakers threaten the good old ship. Our country calls on her sons again, To strike, in her name, at a dastard foe; She asks for six hundred thousand men; I would be one, mother. Let me go. The love of country was born with me; I remember how my young heart would thrill When I used to sit on my grandame's knee And list to the story of Bunker Hill. Life gushed out there in a rich red flood; My grandsire fell in that fight, you know;--Would you have me shame the brave old blood? Nay, kiss me, mother, and let me go. Our flag, the flag of our hope and pride, With its stars and stripes, and its field of blue, Is mocked, insulted, torn down, defied, And trampled upon by the rebel crew. And England and France look on and sneer, f 106 KISS ME, MOTHER, ANfi LET ME GO. "Ha! queen of the earth, thou art fallen low;" Earth's downtrod millions weep and fear; So kiss me, mother, and let me go. Under the burning Southern skies, Our brothers languish in heart-siek pain, They turn to us with their pleading eyes; O mother, say, shall they turn in vain? Their ranks are thinning from sun to sun, Yet bravely they hold at bay the foe; Shall we let them die there, one by one? So kiss me, mother, and let me go. Can you selfishly cling to your household joys, Refusing this smallest tithe to yield, While thousands of mothers are sending boys Beloved as yours to the battle-field? Can you see my country call in vain, And restrain my arm from the needful blow? Not so, though your heart should break with pain, You will kiss me, mother, and let me go. A MOTHERS ANSW...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864-01-01. Excerpt: ... KISS ME, MOTHER, AND LET ME GO. 105 KISS ME, MOTHER, AND LET ME GO. BY MISS NANCY A. W. PRIEST. TTAVE you heard the news...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217965164

ISBN - 13:9780217965163

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