William McCarty, comp. The American National Song Book. 1842.
The Wyoming Monument
Reverence for the great and good who have gone, is a living principle in the heart of the American female. She cherishes with deep affection and respect the memory of those who fell in our Revolutionary struggle. She turns away from the gay trophies of living ambition, to the humble graves of our pilgrim fathers. She gives, in this attachment to the virtues of the departed, the most cheering earnest of the greatness that awaits us. From her piety and faith must spring the moral grandeur of this nation. It is her influence that must mould the energies on which, in this country, the vast interests of freedom, humanity, and religion must repose.
Her devotion to those virtues which hallow the past, are seen in that monument which soars from Bunkers Hill; the same devotion will rear a memorial to the enduring worth of those who fell in the green vale of Wyoming. Poetry is already weaving its garland.