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And long shall timorous fancy see
The painted chief, and pointed spear,
In spite of all the learned have said,
I still my old opinion keep;
The flowers that did in Eden bloom;
Unpitying frosts, and Autumn's power
Shall leave no vestige of this flower.
At first thy little being came:
If nothing once, you nothing lose,
Fair flower, that dost so comely grow,
Hid in this silent, dull retreat,
At Eutaw Springs the valiant died;
Their limbs with dust are covered o'er--
Now rest in peace, our patriot band;
Though far from nature's limits thrown,
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