Columbia the Gem of the Ocean

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Columbia is the poetic name for the national personification of the United States, which originated during the 18th century. (source)

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(Thomas A. Becket, Sr. or David T. Shaw, c. 1843)

O Columbia, the gem of the ocean,
The home of the brave and the free,
The shrine of each patriot’s devotion,
A world offers homage to thee;
Thy mandates make heroes assemble,
When Liberty’s form stands in view;
Thy banners make tyranny tremble,
When borne by the red, white, and blue.
When borne by the red, white, and blue,
When borne by the red, white, and blue,
Thy banners make tyranny tremble,
When borne by the red, white and blue.

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