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[By C. H. Welch.] Once/more rejoice, ye of our island home, Where er your wandering footsteps chance to -_roAm>; Once more rejoice, with kindred tongues afar— Our peaceful homes were won at Trafalgar ! Nelson, \Vheii on. the- Victory's blood-stained deck- ■ ~i . ' ?v cr r? :s , in terror an 'l their ships a wreck— Aeath shot-tora ensign, quivering on high. I'oresav,- th approaching day, and felt it high, When Commerce, forth on w'ide-eitended w'irnr, inroughout the century our Hag sweeps o'er the Empire and wealth and science in its train. The patriot's eye, with heartfelt joy, can trace W Jwi ns V ™? of Britain's noble race n,? r ? Jw? I( fV'' ? here ,' s P ilfc "P° n tee wave, Oiu father s blood our hope and freedom gave. - spirits of the mighty dead, " 3 M tle fo "S ht and bled, Thy children still control the earth-wide flood' L nconquered while remains a drop of blood Proudly resolved this day we flrmlv stand. With hearts elate on tins fair smiling land, To hold our dear-bought, priceless liberty to guard our vales, our mountains, and our sea. Then let us vow our freedom to uphold And plant our flag, which never has been sold On every isle of ocean, where its right email rest secure, upheld by Britain's might. Each year shall Trafalgar our memory claim enhancing glorious Nelson's deathless fame ■' And joyous in our flag, the gratitude we ow'c. With passing years shall but the stronger grow. Port Chalmers, October 21.

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THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR, 1805., Issue 10450, 21 October 1897

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THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR, 1805. Issue 10450, 21 October 1897

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