Henry O'Meara Ballads of America

Decoration

BOSTON TO MARIETTA

ON THE OHIO CENTENNIAL
FAIR daughter seated by Ohio's stream,
  First offspring of the East in virile days
The rugged West to win and then redeem,
May not our thought sound now a mother's theme,
   Maternal throbs attune thy century's lays?
 
May vibrant memories of these years unite
  To speak the kinship of our parted band
That reared thy radiant Commonwealth in light,
In love for law, for knowledge, freedom, right -
  For all that chartered ground where Boston's children stand.
 
Decoration
A GREETING TO GLADSTONE CONTENTS THE HERO COAST GUARD

 

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