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LYRICAL PIECES. 2? OH, WERE WE SIDE BY SIDE TO STAND. O?, were we side by side to stand Amid the batfie*s line, .. The shaP, s of war must pierce my heart, Before they reack'd to thlne*. Or were a sword above my head, My life at once to end, Unless I sigu'd thy doom of death, Oh, quick let it descen? ! Or were we in a dungeon's gloom, And freedom might be mine, That dungeon still should be my tomb, If it were also thine ! Or, were we sunk in driffing snows, My breast thy couch should be; I'd fold thee round---thou should'st not die, While llfe remain'd in me. ......... ?Google