Songs and Ballads of the Southern People

1861-1865

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Author: Frank Moore
Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,278 / 129 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.4
LoC Category: E
Downloads: 330
Added to site: 2011.09.04
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Genre: History
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touch, Yet could never believe he could goad them too much;

Whose conscience affects to be seared with our sin, Yet is plastic to take all its benefits in; The mote in our eye so enormous has grown, That he never perceives there's a beam in his own.

O Jonathan, Jonathan! vassal of pelf, Self-righteous, self-glorious, yes, every inch self, Your loyalty now is all bluster and boast, But was dumb when the foemen invaded our coast.

In vain did your country appeal to you then, You coldly refused her your money and men; Your trade interrupted, you slunk from her wars, And preferred British gold to the Stripes and the Stars!

Then our generous blood was as water poured forth, And the sons of the South were the shields of the North; Nor our patriot ardor one moment gave o'er, Till the foe you had fed we had driven from the shore!

Long years we have suffered opprobrium and wrong, But we clung to your side with affection so strong, That at last, in mere wanton aggression, you broke All

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