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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...Southern Boys are fighting we can also pray: When you strike for God and Freedom, let all nations see How you love our Southern Banner--emblem of the Free! THE CAPTAIN WITH HIS WHISKEES. As they march'd through the town with their banners so gay, I ran to the window just to hear the band play; I peep'd thro' the window very cautiously then, Lest the neighbors should say I look'd at the men: O I heard the drum beat, and the music so sweet, But my eyes at that moment had a much greater t reat--The troop was the finest that lever did see, And the Captain with his whiskers took a sly glance at me. When we met at the ball I of course tho't 'twas right To pretend that we never had met 'till that night; But he knew me at once, I perceiv'd by his glance, And I look'd down and blush'd when he ask'd me to dauce: O he sat by my side at the end of the set, And the sweet words he spoke I can never forget; For my heart was enlisted, and could not get free, As the Captain with his whiskers took a sly glance at me! But he march'd from the town, and I saw him no more, Yet I think of him oft and the whiskers he wore; 1 dream all the night, and I talk all the day, Of the love of a Captain who went far away: I remember, with superabundant delight, When we met in the street, and we danc'd all the night, And keep in my mind how my heart jump'd with glee, As the Captain with the whiskers took a sly glance at me! But there's hope! for a friend, just ten minutes ago, Said the Captain's return'd from the war, and I know He'll be searching for me with considerable zest--And when I'm found--but ah! you know all the rest! Perhaps he is here--let me look 'round the house--Keep still ev'ry one of you!--still as a mouse! For if the dear creature is here he'll certainly...
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