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WARREN'S ADDRESS AT BUNKER HILL
« on: October 02, 2023, 02:01:34 PM »
Stand! the ground's your own, my braves!
Will ye give it up to slaves?
Will ye look for greener graves?
Hope ye mercy still?
What's the mercy despots feel?
Hear it in that battle peal!
Read it on yon bristling steel!
Ask it, - ye who will.


Fear ye foes who kill for hire?
Will ye to your homes retire?
Look behind you!  they're afire!
And, before you, see
who have done it! - From the vale
On they come! - and will ye quail?
Leaden rain and iron hail
Let their welcome be!


In the God of Battles trust!
Die we may, - and die we must;
But, O, where can dust to dust
Be consigned so well,
As where Heaven its dews shall shed
On the martyred  patriot's bed,
And the rocks shall raise their head,
Of his deeds to tell!

                       ____ John Pierpont

"I was born by the river in a little tent, and just like the river I've been running ever since." - Sam Cooke
"He who will not look backward with reverence, will not look forward with hope." - Edmund Burke
". . .freedom is not everything or the only thing, perhaps we will put that discovery behind us and comprehend, before it's too late, that without freedom all else is nothing."- G. Warren Nutter
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