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First Line: Great and loved and rev'renced patriot
Last Line: And fame shall evermore be thine.
Subject(s): Presidents, United States; Washington, George (1732-1799)


Great and loved and rev'renced patriot
Of unstained and immortal fame,
What grateful memories fill our minds
At just the mention of thy name!

How justly the "Father of his Country,"
Thou'rt called, thou friend of liberty!
Full of dauntless and fearless courage,
Unswerving, faithful loyalty.

Thou wast one of the few, great Washington,
Who dearly loved thy fellow-men.
Thou lived and labored, and bravely fought
For the freedom we'll never be denied again.

As a fair, unblemished and spotless gem,
Thy name on earth will ever shine;
And true honor, love and reverence,
And fame shall evermore be thine.





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