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    James Ryder Randall Poem Verse Signed "James R. Randall." Randall (1839-1908) was a poet and journalist best remembered for writing the nine stanza poem "Maryland, My Maryland." Here, Randall has written and signed stanza two. Light marginal toning, else fine.

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    The poem was written at the beginning of the Civil War and makes several references to Maryland's history and prominent Marylanders while denouncing the Union, calling President Abraham Lincoln "the tyrant" and "the despot" and her citizens "northern scum." The poem was put to music by Jennie Cary using the tune "Lauriger Horatius" and became a favorite him of the Confederate States.

    "Hark to an exiled son's appeal,
    Maryland!
    My mother= State, to thee I kneel,
    Maryland!
    For life and death, for woe and weal,
    Thy peerless chivalry reveal,
    And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel,
    Maryland! My Maryland!"



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