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William McCarty, comp.  The American National Song Book.  1842.
Freemen, If You Pant for Glory
From the New York Journal, or the General Advertiser—July 11, 1776

  FREEMEN, if you pant for glory,
  If you sigh to live in story,
    If you burn with patriot zeal;
  Seize this bright, auspicious hour;
  Chase those venal tools of power,        5
    Who subvert the public weal.
Huzza! huzza! huzza!
See Freedom her standard display;
Whilst Glory and Virtue your bosoms inspire,
Corruption’s proud slaves shall with anguish retire.        10
  Would traitors base with bribes beguile you,
  Or with idiot scoffs revile you,
    Ne’er your sacred trust betray:
  See our patriots nobly pleading,
  Never from the truth receding,        15
  Whom North’s vengeance can’t dismay!
        Huzza! huzza! &c.
  See their glorious path pursuing,
  All Britannia’s troops subduing,
    Patriots whom no threats restrain:
  Lawless tyrants all confounding,        20
  Future times, their praise resounding,
    Shall their triumphs long maintain.
        Huzza! huzza! &c.

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