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THE

WAGONER OF THE ALLEGHANIES.

A POEM OF THE DAYS OF SEVENTY-SIX.

BY

THOMAS BUCHANAN READ.

REESE LIBRARY

UNIVEESIT

CALIFORNIA

** Thee,

Of the iron heart! they could not tame,
For thou wert of the mountains!"-BRYANT.

PHILADELPHIA:
J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.

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.

20079

REE SE LIBRARY

W3 UNIVERSITY)/863 CALIFORNIA MAIN

DEDICATION.

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,

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