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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Jesse Seligman
By Noah Davis
 
HIS was another race than mine
  Another faith, from which mine sprung:
He traced his lineage by another line,
  And gained his manhood in another tongue.
 
Yet when he sought our common sky,        5
  And breathed the welcome of its air,
His soul rose up, as eagles fly,
  To the full heights of manhood there.
 
Oh, Brother ours! whose life has beamed
  With faith in God, with love of man,        10
Through which thy patriot virtues streamed
  To bless and aid our noble land.
 
I stand to-day beside thy bier,
  To own thy brotherhood divine,
And proudly claim with many a tear,        15
  That Israel’s God is thine and mine.
 
 
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