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Makers of America

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Franklin
Washington

Jefferson

Lincoln

Emma Lilian Dana

Model School, Hunter College

Immigrant Publication Society

Incorporated
241 Fifth Avenue, New York

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

837641

ASTOR. LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS
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1918

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Copyright, 1915

By
Emma Lilian Dana

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AMERICA

From the National Ode, July 4, 1876

From the homes of all, where her being began,

She took what she gave to Man:
Justice, that knew no station,

Belief, as soul decreed,
Free air for aspiration,

Free force for independent deed!
She takes, but to give again,
As the sea returns the rivers in rain;
And gathers the chosen of her seed
From the hunted of every crown and creed.

Her Germany dwells by a gentler Rhine;
Her Ireland sees the old sunburst shine;
Her France pursues some dream divine;
Her Norway keeps his mountain pine;
Her Italy waits by the western brine;

And, broad-based under all,
Is planted England's oaken-hearted mood,

As rich in fortitude
As e'er went worldward from the island-wall!

Fused in her candid light,
To one strong race all races here unite;
Tongues melt in hers, hereditary foemen
Forget their sword and slogan, kith and clan.

’T was glory, once, to be a Roman: She makes it glory, now, to be a man!

BAYARD TAYLOR.

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