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Each soldier's eye shall brightly turn
Flag of the seas on ocean’s wave
Flag of the free heart's hope and home!
Biographical and Historical: The name of Joseph Rodman Drake is
inseparably associated with that of his friend, Fitz-Greene Halleck. Together they contributed a series of forty poems to the New York Eve
Among these was “The American Flag,” the last four lines
of which were written by Halleck, to replace those written by Drake:
Warren's Address at the Battle of Bunker Hill 387
“As fixed as yonder orb divine,
Drake was a youth of many graces of both mind and body, who wrote verses as a bird sings—for the pure joy of it. His career was cut short by death when he was only twenty-five years old. Of him Halleck wrote: “None knew thee but to love thee, Nor named thee but to praise.”
WARREN'S ADDRESS AT THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL JOHN PIERPONT
Stand! the ground's your own, my braves'
Will ye give it up to slaves?
Will ye look for greener graves?
5 What's the mercy despots feel?
Hear it in that battle peal'
Read it on yon bristling steel !
Fear ye foes who kill for hire?
In the God of battles trust !
On the martyred patriot's bed,
Biographical and Historical: John Pierpont was a Unitarian clergy. man of Connecticut, who published several volumes of poetry. General Joseph Warren was one of the generals in command of the patriot army at the battle of Bunker Hill, and was killed in the battle. He was counted one of the bravest and most unselfish patriots of the Revolutionary War. In this poem we have the poet’s idea of how General Warren inspired his men.
Behind him lay the gray Azores,
Before him not the ghosts of shores,
5 The good mate said: “Now must we pray,
For lo! the very stars are gone.
Brave Admiral, speak, what shall I say?”
“My men grow mutinous day by day;
*Taken from The Complete Poetical Works of Joaquin Miller (copy. righted), by permission of The Whitaker & Ray Company.
They sailed and sailed, as winds might blow,
They sailed. They sailed. Then spake the mate;
Then, pale and worn, he kept his deck,
Biographical and Historical: Cincinnatus Heine Miller (Joaquin
[hoa'kin] Miller) was born in Indiana in 1841. Joining the general movement to the West after the discovery of gold, his parents moved to the Pacific coast in 1850,
“In point of power, workmanship, and feeling, among all the poems
written by Americans, we are inclined to give first place to ‘The Port of Ships,” or ‘Columbus,” by Joaquin Miller.”—London Athenaeum.