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Welcome To The Nations

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Welcome, a thousand wclcomee ! Our emotion Deniands a speech we have not ; it demanda The unutterable largeness of the ocean, 1 he immeasurable broadness of the lands That own us masters. V ho is he shall speak This languaire for us? from what mouutaiu pcak Aud lp the rhythms of what epic song, At once Berone aud strong ? Welcömes, ten thoueand welcomes ! It is imich, Oh, Bieters ! ye have done in coming here ; For from the hour ye touch Our peaceful shores, ye are peaceful, equal, dear Not with exultations, O Sister, Mother nations ! Do we receive your coming ; for more than manj Bee Comes with ye ; do ye see it ? It is what is to be Some day among your myriade, who will no mort obey ; But, peaceable or warring, will then flnd out the way Themselves to govern ; if they tolérate Kaisers, and Kïngs, and Princeliugs, aw to-day, It will bo beoause they pity andarc toogood tofiate lhe New World is teaching the Oíd World to be f ree; This, her acknowletlirnisut from theBe, ie more Than all that went before : Henccfortlx, America, Man looks up to Thee, Not down at the dead RepublicR ! Eise, arise ! That all nien may behold thee. Be not próud ; Be humble and be wise ; And lot thy head be bowed To the Unknown, Supreme One, who on high Has willed thoe not to die ! Bo gratefu), watchf ui, brave ; See that among thy chüdren none enaU plunder. Nor rend asunder - Swift to detect and puuish. and stronpr to shieldfcnd save ! Shall the drums beat, trumpets èound, And the cannon thunder round ? No, these are warlike nolses, and must cease ; Not thus, while the whole world frombattle rosLs The Commonwealth receivesherhonored guests- Sne celebrates no triumphs but of Peace


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