Quotation by William Gilmore Simms

We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
His friends and merry men are we;
And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
We burrow in the cypress tree.
The turfy hammock is our bed,
Our home is in the red deer's den,
Our roof, the tree-top overhead,
For we are wild and hunted men.
William Gilmore Simms (1806–1872), U.S. novelist. The Swamp Fox (l. 1–8). . .

Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doubleday & Company.
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