Songs, Odes, & Other Poems, on National Subjects: Comp. from Various Sources, Volume 2

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W. McCarthy, 1842
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Page 159 - Ay, tear her tattered ensign down ! Long has it waved on high, And many an eye has danced to see That banner in the sky; Beneath it rung the battle shout, And burst the cannon's roar; — The meteor of the ocean air Shall sweep the clouds no more. Her deck, once red with heroes...
Page 160 - ... blood, Where knelt the vanquished foe, When winds were hurrying o'er the flood And waves were white below, No more shall feel the victor's tread, Or know the conquered knee; — The harpies of the shore shall pluck The eagle of the sea!
Page 28 - Covered o'er his decks with dead. When from their tops their dead men tumbled, ^ And the streams of blood did flow, Then their proudest hopes were humbled By their brave inferior foe. All aghast, and all confounded, They beheld their champions fall, And their captain, sorely wounded, Bade them quick for quarters call.
Page 26 - Now we soon (said Captain Rogers) Shall their men of commerce meet; In our hold we'll have them lodgers, We shall capture half their fleet "Lo! I see their van appearing— Back our top-sails to the mast! They toward us full are steering With a gentle western blast...
Page 305 - We court not her smiles, and will ne'er be her slaves; Her threats we defy. While our standard shall fly. Resolved, firm, and steady, We always are ready To fight, and to conquer, to conquer or die. Tho...
Page 17 - And now their native coasts appear, Britannia's hills their summits rear Above the German main ; Fond to suppose their dangers o'er, "> They southward coast along the shore, Thy waters, gentle Thames, to gain. Full forty guns Seraphis bore, And...
Page 264 - Now see the northern regions where Eternal winter reigns ; One day and night fills up the year, And endless cold maintains. We view the monsters of the deep, Great whales in numerous swarms ; And creatures there, that play and leap, Of strange unusual forms.
Page 407 - Tis morn, but scarce yon level sun Can pierce the war-clouds, rolling dun, Where furious Frank and fiery Hun Shout in their sulphurous canopy. The combat deepens. On, ye brave, Who rush to glory, or the grave ! Wave, Munich ! all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy chivalry.
Page 18 - Twas JONES, brave JONES, to battle led As bold a crew as ever bled Upon the sky-surrounded main ; The standards of the Western World Were to the willing winds unfurl'd, Denying Britain's tyrant reign.
Page 255 - She was prepared with nettings, And her men were well secured, And bore directly for us, And put us close on board; When the cannon roared like thunder, And the muskets fired amain, But soon we were along-side And grappled to her chain. And now the scene it altered, The cannon ceased to roar, We fought with swords and boarding-pikes One glass or something more, Till British pride and glory No longer dared to stay, But cut the Yankee grapplings, And quickly bore away. Our case was not so desperate...

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