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Whose bickering falchions, foremost in the fight,
Still pour'd confusion on the Soldan's might;
Lords of the biting axe and beamy spear,
Wide-conquering Edward, lion Richard, hear !

At Albion's call your crested pride resume,
Local And burst the marble slumbers of the tomb !

Your sons behold, in arm, in heart the same,
Still press the footsteps of parental fame,
To Salem still their generous aid supply,
And pluck the palm of Syrian chivalry!

When he, from towery Malta's yielding isle,
And the green waters of reluctant Nile,
Th' apostate chief,--from Misraim's subject shore
To Acre's walls his trophied banners bore ;
When the pale desert mark'd his proud array,
And Desolation hop'd an ampler sway ;
What hero then triumphant Gaul dismay'd ?
What arm repell’d the victor renegade ?
Britannia's champion —bath'd in hostile blood,
High on the breach the dauntless seaman stood :
Admiring Asia saw th' unequal fight,-
E’en the pale crescent bless'd the Christian's

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Oh day of death! Oh thirst, beyond control,
Of crimson conquest in th' invader's soul !
The slain, yet warm, by social footsteps trod,
O'er the red moat supplied a panting road ;'
O’er the red moat our conquering thunders flew,
And loftier still the grisly rampire grew.
While proudly glow'd above the rescued tower
The wavy cross that mark'd Britannia's

Yet still destruction sweeps the lonely plain,
And heroes lift the generous sword in vain.
Still o'er her sky the clouds of anger roll,
And God's revenge hangs heavy on her soul.
Yet shall she rise ;-but not by war restor’d,
Not built in murder,--planted by the sword.
Yes, Salem, thou shalt rise : thy Father's aid
Shall heal the wound his chastening hand has made;
Shall judge the proud oppressor's ruthless sway,
And burst his brazen bonds, and cast his cords

away. Then on your tops shall deathless verdure spring ; Break forth, ye mountains, and, ye valleys, sing! No more your thirsty rocks shall frown forlorn, The unbeliever's jest, the heathen's scorn ;

The sultry sands shall tenfold harvests yield,
And a new Eden deck the thorny field.
E'en now, perchance, wide-waving o'er the land,
That mighty Angel lifts his golden wand,
Courts the bright vision of descending power,
Tells

every gate, and measures every tower; And chides the tardy seals that yet detain Thy Lion, Judah, from his destin'd reign !

And who is He? the vast, the awful form, Girt with the whirlwind, sandal'd with the storm ? A western cloud around his limbs is spread, His crown a rainbow, and a sun his head. To highest heaven he lifts his kingly hand, And treads at once the ocean and the land ; And, hark! his voice amid the thunder's roar, His dreadful voice, that time shall be no more!

Lo! cherub hands the golden courts prepare, Lo! thrones arise, and every saint is there ; Earth's utmost bounds confess their awful sway, The mountains worship, and the isles obey; Nor

sun nor moon they need,—nor day, nor night; God is their temple, and the Lamb their light: And shall not Israel's sons exulting come, Hail the glad beam, and claim their ancient home?

On David's throne shall David's offspring reign,
And the dry bones be warm with life again.
IIark! white-rob’d crowds their deep hosannas

raise, And the hoarse flood repeats the sound of praise ; Ten thousand harps attune the mystic song, Ten thousand thousand saints the strain prolong; - Worthy the Lamb! omnipotent to save, 6 Who died, who lives, triumphant o'er the grave!" EUROPE:

LINES ON THE PRESENT WAR.

WRITTEN IN 1809.

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