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First Line: Iberian! Palter no more! By thine hands
Last Line: Debt be paid!
Subject(s): Maine (ship); Patriotism; Spanish-american War (1898)


IBERIAN! palter no more! By thine hands, thine alone, they
were slain!
Oh, 't was a deed in the dark --
Yet mark!
We will show you a way -- only one -- by which ye may blot
out the stain!

Build them a monument whom to death-sleep, in their sleep,
ye betrayed!
Proud and stern let it be --
Cuba free!
So, only, the stain shall be razed -- so, only, the great
debt be paid!





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