"Columbia's Eagle slaps her wings"

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Title

"Columbia's Eagle slaps her wings"

Description

COLUMBIA'S Eagle claps her wings,

Our banner proudly waves;

Still southern breezes onward bear,

The shrieks of fettered slaves.


The stripes, the chains of Afric's sons

Have writ a fearful doom;

Hark! even now they chant the dirge,

O'er buried Freedom's tomb.


Look! see them crouch with slavish fear

And wait the proud behest -

Like Sparton Helot tamely bow,

To tyrants of the West.


What tho' their brow be darkly stained,

In crisping curls their hair;

The image of one common God

Our injured brethren bear,


Their trampled rights for vengeance call,

Justice will wake ere long;

Jehovah'll bare his own right arm,

In wrath redress their wrong.


West Bloomfield, N.Y.
1839.

Creator

a very young lady

Source

3:5, p. 2

Date

1839.02.09

Citation

a very young lady, “"Columbia's Eagle slaps her wings",” Periodical Poets, accessed February 24, 2024, https://periodicalpoets.com/items/show/303.

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