Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
poetry and patriotism
71.43%
military recruitment
8.93%
weather
8.93%
death notices
3.57%
North
3.57%
second-hand news
1.79%
religion
1.79%
From the Sat., Feb. 01, 1862 issue

Old Maryland, my happy home,
With fields so bright and fair,
Though I should ever from thee roam,
My heart would still be there.
And if the ones I dearly love,
One smile could give to me,
All sorrow now would then be joy,
Dear Maryland, for thee.

Old Maryland, would I were there,
With loved ones by my side;
Oh! how this anxious heart would beat
From morn till even tide.
Ah! yes, what joy would then be mine;
Whose heart would beat more free
Than mine, to be with those I love,
Dear Maryland with thee?

Old Maryland, though far away,
I ne'er have ceased to think,
But that in some far future day
Our hearts again would link.
And oh! when comes that blissful day,
How happy then I'll be.
To dwell with those I fondly love,
Dear Maryland, with thee.