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Our menacing stare, our bombs sent everywhere
Give proof in our fight, we're not gallantly dreaming?
When our land once illumined with Liberty's smile
A foe from within strikes a blow at her glory,
Down, down with the traitor that dares to defile
the flag of her stars and the page of her story!*
O say will that star-spangled banner wave
o'er a land of the sheep, or in triumph
o'er the home of the free, the good, and the brave?
*Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (on the Confederacy)