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HAIL, COLUMBIA!
JOSEPH HOPKINSON

Let every clime to Freedom dear
Listen with a joyful ear.
With equal skill and Godlike power
He governed in the fearful hour
Of horrid war; or guides with ease
The happier times of honest peace.

Behold the chief who now commands,
Once more to serve his country stands
The rock on which the storm will beat;
But armed in virtue firm and true,
His hopes are fixed on heaven and you.
When hope was sinking in dismay,
And glooms obscured Columbia's day,
His steady mind from changes free
Resolved on death or liberty.

NOTES AND QUESTIONS
Biographical and Historical Note. Joseph Hapkinson (1770-1842), a noted lawyer, lived and died in Philadelphia. His father, Francis H. Hopkinson, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Joseph Hopkinson wrote the song, "Hail, Columbia!" in 1798, when there was danger of a war with France. An army had been raised, and Washington, though in his sixty-seventh year, was appointed to command it. Many people in the United States were eager for war, but both President Adams and Washington advised against it.
Discussion. 1. Who were the heroes to whom the second line is addressed? 2. When had they "fought in Freedom's cause"? 3. How does the author say they had won peace? 4. What has independence cost? 5. Read aloud the lines in the refrain, or chorus, which tell how Liberty must be protected. 6. Whom does the author address as "Immortal patriots"? 7. What "rude foe" might he have had in mind when writing the song? 8. What does he mean bv the "well-earned prize" of "toil and blood"? 9. Who had toiled and shed blood for this prize? 10. To whom was Columbia offering peace at this time? 11. Read aloud

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