Anti-Texass Legion: Protest of some free men, states and presses against the Texass rebellion, against the laws of nature and of nations Page: 56 of 72
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WILLIAM H. BURLEIGH.
Ho ! for the rescue ! ye who part
Parents from children-heart from heart-
Up ! " patriarchs"'-and gather round,
Ye who sell infants by the pound!
The land of chivalry and chains,
Whose priests have sanctified pollution,
Pours in her ruffians from her plains,
And Houston still with them, maintains
Our ", patriarchal institution !"
Shout for the onset! till the North,
Startled, shall quit her little knavery,
And pour her choicest scoundrels forth
To fight for Texas lands and-slavery !
Shout for our homes and household altars,
Where justice comes not with her halters !
WVhere proudly walk our ranks among,
The forger and the " great unhung !"
Where Houston, chief of San Jacinto,
Arrayed in Presidential dignity,
Reckless, remorseless, plunges into
Crimes which " Old Nick" would scarce begin to,
With all his lust and dire malignity !
These be thy Gods, oh Texas !-these !-
Tried heroes, dipped in lust and blood-
From justice sturdy refuigees,
And outcasts from the wise and good !
Then fling abroad our glorious star,
And gather for victorious war-
Led on by such, our arms shall be
Bulwarks and walls for slavery t
Io ! Texians! for the battle cry-
"Alamo ! vengeance to the foeman !"
Fling out your banner to the sky,
Maintain-or in the struggle die;
The glorious right of-flogging woman.
August 25th, 1837.
Oppressed by Britain, we threw off the chain:
A worse oppression we ourselves maintain,
Texas has sins for which she should atone:
Shall we take her's, and thus increase our own ?
Shall we pursue a course which Heaven abhors,
And bind our fieemen, slaves to unjust laws ?
Eorbid it, Heaven ! nor let it e'er be said,
That 'twas for this our fathers fought and bled;
Let not their sons erase their well earned fame,
Eclipse their glorv in a nation's shame.-ILouis, Jouw,
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Anti-Texass Legion. Anti-Texass Legion: Protest of some free men, states and presses against the Texass rebellion, against the laws of nature and of nations, book, January 1, 1845; Albany. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2356/m1/56/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .