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A SPARTAN LEAVING HIS MOTHER.…

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A SPARTAN LEAVING HIS MOTHER. I Thy country calls thee my son, Farewell, The clarion t iugs through vale and dell. The clashing ot armu through the city souuds The pawing of war-horse on the grounds Of proud Sparta show thyself a worthy son light till breath fails thee and yield to none, lAt it it, vet i- age be said A SparUii ylehls not till he be dead Bravelv stretch thv hand against the foe. And let hereafter thy children know The deeds by ne'er yielding fathers done, The victories gained, the battles won. And before the bright an.) inching steel Let proud Athenian crouch and kneel; Let opposing Persian lick the dust, Aa every foe of Sparta must: Leave not thy strong shield in victor's hand, Leave it not in hostile foreign land, Rather on it let thy corpse be laid, Tha"n bof tthv foe that his arm be staid,^ HODour with brave deeds thy native country, Honour the breast which nurs'd and nouush d thee; Let thy mother in her old ago rejoice To hear the people with applauding voice Praising thy mighty deeds and work. renown d The trumpet and the clarion sound, Now once more to thee I say adieu, Behave as a Spartan ought to do. A SPWO or JEJTITF.

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