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W. SELWYN.

Land of a stalwart yeoman race,—
Stern, but with hearts as true as a bell;
Homely, but full of kindly grace,
Cape of Good Hope, we love thee well.

Land of the dark Amakosa tall,
Seeking release from the savage spell;
Land where there's room and to spare for all,
Cape of Good Hope, we love thee well.

Land of Good Hope! our prayer we raise,—
May peace and plenty with thee dwell;
Filling our hearts with grateful praise,
For this bright land we love so well.

W. Selwyn.