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TO THE STATELY SISTERHOOD
Six and forty of them, sisters, and a buxom bunch they are,
They Wiix Never Own A King!
Edwin A. Herndon. Lynchburg.
Loud the oppressed of the nations are calling,
Restless the bondmen, with voices appalling,
Onward, Columbia, without hesitation,
Thou hast been called to a noble vocation—
Thou, O Columbia, art chosen of Heaven
Onward, and flashing thy cannon's red levin,
F. V. N. Painter. Ro<moke College, Salem, Virginia.
THE IMMORTAL WASHINGTON
Father of His Country:
"First in War,
First in the Hearts of His Countrymen!"
The great exemplar of human freedom, of faith in men and devotion to the rights of men—the pattern after which the civic virtues of heroes have been fashioned. A name which will live among the greatest and noblest of all the ages.
TO THE MAN WHOSE NATAL DAY
The Twenty-second of February is a holiday that belongs exclusively to the American people. It memorizes the birtk of one whose glorious deeds are transcendently above all others recorded in our national annals, and by so doing commemorates the incarnation of all the virtues and all the ideals that made our Nation possible.
All that Washington did was bound up in our national destiny. The battles that he fought were fought for American Liberty, and the victories he won
Gave Us Our National Independence.
His example of unselfish consecration, lofty patriotism and unfaltering faith in God made manifest as in an open book that those virtues were not more vital to our Nation's beginning than to its development and durability.
The American people need to-day the example and teaching of Washington no less than those who fashioned our Nation needed his labors and guidance.