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GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS
LEXINGTON

Green be the graves where her martyrs are lying!
Shroudless and tombless they sank to their rest
While o'er their ashes the starry fold flying
Wraps the proud eagle they roused from his nest.
Borne on her northern pine,
Long o'er the foaming brine
Spread her broad banner to storm and to sun;
Heaven keep her ever free,
Wide as o'er land and sea
Floats the fair emblem her heroes have won.

NOTES AND QUESTIONS
Historical Note
. The Battle of Lexington took place April 19, 1775. It was the beginning of the war for independence. The mother country had laid unjust and burdensome laws upon the colonists, some of which were resisted by them. To enforce these laws the British Government had sent troops to Boston under the command of General Gage, who, hearing that the Americans had collected powder, shot, and muskets at Concord, sent a force of soldiers to seize these supplies. Paul Revere was sent to warn the two leaders, Samuel Adams and John Hancock, and to "spread the alarm through every .Middlesex village and farm."
When the British soldiers, called regulars, reached Lexington, they found some minutemen drawn up on the green by the meetinghouse. When the British officer ordered them to throw down their arms and disperse, they refused to obey. Then he ordered his men to fire, and several of the Americans were killed or wounded. The British regulars marched to Concord, where the minutemen were drawn up "by the rude bridge." Here they destroyed some of the stores and then started back to Boston. On the way they were fired upon by farmers and minutemen from behind houses and barns, trees, and stone walls. In this poem Holmes gives us a picture of the battle at Lexington.
Discussion. L Where is Lexington? 2. When did the Battle of Lexington occur? 3. What made this a famous battle? 4. Who is meant by the "bold rebel"? 5. To what is the beat of the drum compared in the third stanza? 6. What word in the third stanza refers

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