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WAGONER OF THE ALLEGHANIES.
A POEM OF THE DAYS OF SEVENTY-SIX.
THOMAS BUCHANAN READ.
Of the iron heart! they could not tame,
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by
J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania.
REE SE LIBRARY
W3 UNIVERSITY)/863 CALIFORNIA MAIN
TO JAMES L. CLAGHORN.
Might I draw the inspiration
Which the sky'not oft àwards, And so join the constellation
Of the death-defying bards ;
Might I build some lofty moral,
Reaching heavenward like a hill, On whose top should grow the laurel,
Leaning towards me at its will;
I would gather all the honor
Not to bind around my brow; But to you, a grateful donor,
I would come, as I do now,