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FEELINGS OF THE TYROLESE

          THE Land we from our fathers had in trust,
          And to our children will transmit, or die:
          This is our maxim, this our piety;
          And God and Nature say that it is just.
          That which we 'would' perform in arms--we must!
          We read the dictate in the infant's eye;
          In the wife's smile; and in the placid sky;
          And, at our feet, amid the silent dust
          Of them that were before us.--Sing aloud
          Old songs, the precious music of the heart!                 10
          Give, herds and flocks, your voices to the wind!
          While we go forth, a self-devoted crowd,
          With weapons grasped in fearless hands, to assert
          Our virtue, and to vindicate mankind.
                                                              1809.


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