Excerpt from The Viking; Guy; Legend of the Moxahala: And Other Poems
The storm, that rolls the waves with madding glee, The breaker-bar, where heaves the boiling foam, The blue expanse of Ocean, boundless round, Leaving you free at will to rest or roam, These are poetic Free... dom, and they found Embodiment in what ye did, and bore Upon our destiny - Ye first descried This wrong-named world - our own hesperian Shore! Say! Was it not your valor, often tried In mortal combat in the days of yore, That tingled in our veins, and did provide A Henry's eloquence, scarce known before, A Franklin, sage the reins of state to guide, A Jones to scourge the sea with sword and brand, A Washington to found a glorious land?
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