Joseph Rodman Drake

1795 - 1820

A Quote by Joseph Rodman Drake on angels, freedom, glory, heart, heaven, home, hope, mountains, and purity

When Freedom from her mountain-height Unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night, And set the stars of glory there. She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure, celestial white With streakings of the morning light. Flag of the free heart's hope and home! By angel hands to valour given! Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven. Forever float that standard sheet! Where breathes the foe but falls before us, With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us?

Joseph Rodman Drake (1795 - 1820)

Source: The American Flag.

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