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              [loose newspaper clipping of a poem]
	 Der Boeren.
Fight on brave souls with Botha and
	De Wet!
  Ye noble men and boys, whom to
	oppose
  Requires ten times your force in
	English foes.
God crown your arms with freedom�s
	victory yet,
For hallowed is your strife, ye pa-
	triots bold;
  And may your every aim be true to
	thrust
  The tyrant�s legions into Afric�s
	dust� 
Fools that they are, mere purchased
	things and sold.
  That heart is pulseless to our na-
	tion�s creed
  Who lauds the coining of men�s
	blood to gain
  Gold for  a clique and subjects for a
	reign,
  Or for assaulted freedom does not
	bleed.
Rise, freemen, all!  ere King and
	Would-Be King
And Greed the knell of all republics
	ring.
  �Franklyn Quinby, in The Public.               
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