.'is 4 Souflii-ni Historical Soaety Paper*.
Is that all ? Was duty naught ?
Love and Faith made blind with tears ? What the lessons that they taught ? What the glory that they caught
From the onward sweeping years ?
Here are they who marched away, Followed by our hopes and fears;
Nobler never went than they
To a bloodier, madder fray, In the lapse of all the years.
Garlands still shall wreathe the swords
That they drew amid our cheers; Children's lispings, women's words, Sunshine, and the songs of birds Greet them here through all the years.
With them ever shall abide
All our love and all our prayers. ' What of them ? " The battle's tide
Hath not scathed them. Lo, they ride Still with Stuart down the years.
Where are they who went away,
Sped with smiles that changed to tears ? Lee yet leads the lines of gray Stonewall still rides down this way; They are Fame's through all the years.