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Poems of American Patriotism by Brander Matthews
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POEMS OF AMERICAN PATRIOTISM

CHOSEN BY
BRANDER MATTHEWS

AN EDITION REVISED
AND EXTENDED

ILLUSTRATED BY
N.C. WYETH




TO THE MEMORY OF
THEODORE ROOSEVELT




PREFATORY NOTE

An attempt has been made in the present collection to gather
together the patriotic poems of America, those which depict
feelings as well as those which describe actions, since these
latter are as indicative of the temper of the time. It is a
collection, for the most part, of old favorites, for Americans have
been quick to take to heart a stirring telling of a daring and
noble deed; but these may be found to have gained freshness by a
grouping in order. The arrangement is chronological so far as it