Hail, hail, America! Never surpassed

Author: Simon N. Patten

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First Line: Hail, hail, America! Never surpassed
Author: Simon N. Patten
Copyright: Public Domain

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RUSSIAN HYMN

Alexey Feodorovitch Lvov (b. Reval [now Tallin], Estonia, 1799; d. Romanovo, near Kovno [now Kaunas], Lithuania, 1870) composed RUSSIA in 1833 one night "on the spur of the moment," according to his memoirs, after Czar Nicholas I asked him to compose a truly Russian national anthem (rather than cont…

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