And to the nearest stores they go—
And get well armed too—
But to come back in anger wrath,
To scan the bloody view.
The jait is searched, the negro gone,
T,he sofdiers, gone away.
The dead and dying are amongst
The sorrows of tho day.
The scouts are out. to foliow;
And e're the birds have sung.
They find the fiend in potieo hands.
And to a tree he's swung.
"Yeng-ence is mine, so saith the Lord."
Out sung the surging throng,
Procure a rope, there is no hope.
The dastard done a wrong.
What! bury him in native soil.
Oh no! we'll trail him through
The city's angry murmuring streets,
A ghastly sight to view.
A hundred voices ring aloud,
A hundred hands lay hold,
And drag fits lifeiess corse across
The street, where young and old
Assembled are, to see the sight.
But there is one, proclaim,
Entreiting them to still forbear,
This guilty deed of shame.
"We'll drag him through our city,"
Still the cry in maddening rage,
As the man of God with upraised hands
Endeavours to assuage.
One pull more, the rope is held—
.A brave one rushes there,
And saj'S again, if ye be men.
For God sake this forbear.
"If .sou have sisters and mothers dear,"
Who'd see this ghastly sight,
How many lives you put in fear,
How many lives you blight.
No, no, it cannot be, forbear!
lie good men brave and true,
For if ye still persist and dare,
"You'll drag my body too."
The crowd's appalled and speechless
At this herioc game.
We'll hasten tnen to burn Mm,
Without the dragging shame.
The cart's procured, the body's in,
And >vith the mad desire,
With oil and wood they cover him.
And set the fiend a fire.
Brave George Kreps who nobly kept
The angry crowd at bay,
Was one amongst the hundreds
That stood alone that day.
The other Dr. Campbell,
Who pleaded in the right,
And tried by acts and deeds of love,
To crush the awful sight,
•Oh! shield us from such sights again.
Thy mercy Lord we crave,
And those that fell, we knew so well.
In thy sweet goodness save.
And those that stood by valour,
To stem that awful sight.
lie honoured by a people's praise,
And blessed by tribute's right.