1] The date became July 4, 1837, in the 1904 Complete Works to which day the dedication of the monument (erected in memory of the battles of Concord and Lexington, which took place on April 19, 1775) and the singing of the hymn had been postponed.
10] votive: erected in thanks.
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Original text: Poems< (1846: London: Chapman, 1847).
PS 1624 .A1 Robarts Library
First publication date: 4 July 1837
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2002
Recent editing: 1:2002/12/24
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