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Not the Pilot.

Part of the cluster DRUM-TAPS.


NOT the pilot has charged himself to bring his ship into port,  
 though beaten back and many times baffled;
Not the pathfinder penetrating inland weary and long, By deserts parch'd, snows chill'd, rivers wet, perseveres till he  
 reaches his destination,
More than I have charged myself, heeded or unheeded, to com- 
 pose a march for these States,
For a battle-call, rousing to arms if need be, years, centuries  

Part of the cluster DRUM-TAPS.

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