Wlliam Gilmore Simms
The History of South Carolina, From Its First European Discovery to Its Erection into a Republic >> Chapter XXI >> Page 233

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History | S. Babcock & Co. | 1840
and children followed reluctantly, and with souls full of
wretchedness and grief. How bitterly in their ears, at
such a moment, must have sounded the notes of that drum
and trumpet which had beguiled them from the banners
of their country to those of its invader ? What a pang to
the bosoms of the fathers ; what a lesson to the sons,
guiltless of the offence, yet condemned to share in its
penalties. Surely, when the barbarian drum again sounds
to war in Carolina, her children will find themselves all,
with one heart, united under the same banner.