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But still, apon the hallowed day,
Convoke the swains to praise and pray;
While fait, and civil peace are dear,
Grace this cold marble with a tear,
He, who preserved them, Pitt, lies here!

Nor yet suppress the generous sigh,
Because his Rival slumbers nigh;
Nor be thy requiescat dumb,
Lest it be said o'er Fox's tomb.
For talents mourn, untimely lost,
When best employed, and wanted most;
Mourn genius high, and lore profound,
And wit that loved to play, not wound;
And all the reasoning powers divine,
To penetrate, resolve, combine;
And feelings keen, and fancy's glow
They sleep with him who sleeps below;
And, if thou mourn'st they could not save
From error him who owns this grave,
Be every harsher thought suppressed,
And sacred be the last long rest.
Here, where the end of earthly things
Lays heroes, patriots, bards, and kings;
Where stiff the hand, and still the tongue,
Of those who fought, and spoke, and sung;
Here, where the fretted aisles prolong
The distant notes of holy song,
As if some angel spoke agen,
All peace on earth, good-will to men;
If ever from an English heart,
O here let prejudice depart,
And, partial feeling cast aside,
Record that Fox a Briton died!
When Europe crouched to France's yoke,
And Austria bent, and Prussia broke,
And the firm Russian's purpose brave
Was bartered by a timorous slave,
Even then dishonour's peace he spurned,
The sullied olive-branch returned,
Stood for his country's glory fast,
And nailed her colours to the mast.
Heaven, to reward his firmness, gavo,
A portion in this honoured grave;
And ne'er held marble in its trust
Of two such wondrous men the dust.

With more than mortal powers endowed,
How high they soared above the crowd!
Theirs was no common party race,
Jostling by dark intrigue for place;
Like fabled Gods, their mighty war
Shook realms and nations in its jar;
Beneath each banner proud to stand,
Looked up the noblest of the land,
Till through the British world were known
The names of Pitt and Fox alone.
Spells of such force no wizard grave
E er framed in dark Thessalian cave,
Though his could drain the ocean dry,
And force the planets from the sky.
These spells are spent, and, spent with these
The wine of life is on the lees,
Genius, and taste, and talent gone,
For ever tombed beneath the stone,
Where, taming thought to human pridel
The mighty chiefs sleep side by side.
Drop upon Fox's grave the tear,
'Twill trickle to his rival's bier;
O'er Pirt's the mournful requiem sound,
And Fox's shall the notes rebound.
The solemn echo seems to cry,
“ Here let their discord with them die;
“Speak not for those a separate doom,
* Whom Fate made brothers in the tomb,
“But search the land of living men,
" Where wilt thou find their like agen?"

Rest, ardent Spirits! till the cries
Of dying Nature bid
Not even your Britain's groans can pierce
The leaden silence of your hearse:
Then, O how impotent and vain
This grateful tributary strain!
Though not unmarked from northern clime,
Ye heard the Border Minstrel's rhyme:
His Gothic harp has o'er you rung;
The bard you deigned to praise, your deathless

names has sung.

Stay yet, illusion, stay awhile,
My wildered fancy still beguile!
From this high theme how can I party,
Ere half unloaded is my heart?

you rise ;

For all the tears e'er sorrow drew,
And all the raptures fancy knew,
And all the keener rush of blood,
That throbs through bard in bard-like mood,
Were here a tribute mean and lois,
Though all their mingled streams could flowcamo
Woe, wonder, and sensation high,
In one spring-tide of ecstasy.-
It will not be--it may not last
The vision of enchantment's past:
Like frost-work in the morning ray,
The fancied fabric melts away;
Each Gothic arch, memorial stone,
And long, dim, lofty aisle are gone
And, lingering last, deception deni.
The choir's high sounds die on my lui.
Now slow return the lonely down,
The silent pastures bleak and browii

,
The farm begirt with copse-wood wilih,
The gambols of each frolic child,
Mixing their shrill cries with the tone
Of Tweed's dark waters rushing 01.

Prompt on unequal tasks to run,
Thus Nature disciplines her son:
Meeter, she says, for me to stray,
And waste the solitary day,
In plucking from yon fen the reed,
And watching it float down the Tweed;
Or idly list the shrilling lay
With which the milk-maid cheers her way.
Marking its cadence rise and fail,
As from the field, beneath her pail,
She trips it down the uneven dale;
Meeter for me, by yonder cairn,
The ancient shepherd's tale to learn,
Though oft he stop in rustic fear,
Lest his old legends tire the ear
Of one, who, in his simple mind,
May boast of book-learned taste refine:}.

But thou, my friend, canst fitly tell,
(For few have read romance so well)
How still the legendary lay
O'er poet's bosom hold its sway;
How on the ancient minstrel strain
Time lays his palsied hand in vain;

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And how our hearts at doughty deeds,
By warriors wrought in steely weeds,
Still throb for fear and pity's sake:
As when the Champion of the Lake
Enter's Morgana's fated house,
Or in the Chapel Perilous,
Despising spells and demons' force,
Holds converse with the unburied corse;
Or when, Dame Ganore's grace to move.
(Alas! that lawless was their love)
He sought proud Tarquin in his cien,
And freed fall sixty knights; or wher,
A sinful man, and unconfessed,
He took the Sangreal's holy quest,
And, slumbering, saw the vision high,
He might not view with waking eye.

The mightiest chiefs of British song
Scorned not such legends to prolong:
They gleam through Spenser's elfin drean,
And mix in Milton's heavenly theme;
And Dryden, in immortal strain,
Had raised the Table Round again,
But that a ribald king and court
Bade him toil on, to make them spor);
Demanded for their niggard pay,
But for their souls, a looser lay,
Licentious satire, song, and play;
The world defrauded of the high design,
Profaned the God-given strength, and marred

the lofty line.
Warmed by such pames, well may we then,
Though dwindled sons of little men,
Essay to break a feeble lance
In the fair fields of old romance;
Or seek the moated castle's cell,
Where long through talisman and spell,
While tyrants ruled, and damsels wapt,
Thy Genius, Chivalry, hath slept:
There sound the harpings of the North,
Till he awake and sally forth,
On venturous quest to prick again,
In all his arms, with all his train,
Shield, lance, and brand, and plume, and scare,
Fay, giant, dragon, squire, and dwarf,
And wizard with his wand of might,
And errant maid on palfrey white.

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Around the Genius weave their spells,
Pure Love, who scarce his passion tells,
Mystery, half veiled and half revealed;
And Honour with his spotless shield;
Attention, with fixed eye; and Fear,
That loves the tale she shrinks to hear;
A gentle Courtesv' uu faith,
Unchanged by uiterings, time or death;
And Valour, lion-rettled lord.
Leaning upon his own good sword

Well has thy fair achievement shows,
A worthy meed may thus be won;
Ytene's oaks--beneath whose shade
Their theme the merry minstr els maden
Of Ascapart, aud Bevis bold,
And that Red King, who, while of cold
Through Boldrewood the chase he lech,
By his loved huntsman's arrow bled-
Ytene's oaks have heard again
Renewed such legendary strain;
For thou hast sung, how He of Gans,
That Amadis so famed in hally
For Oriana, foiled in fight
The Necromancer's felon might;
And well in modern verse nast woce
Partenopex's mystic love;
Hear then, attentive to my ley,
A knightly tale of Albion's elder day,

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CANTO FIRST,

THE CASTLE,

I.

DAY set on Norham's castled steep,
And Tweed's fair river, broad and deeg,

And Cheviot's mountains lone:
The battled towers, the Donjon Keep,
The loop-hole grates where captives weer,
The flanking walls that round it sweep

In yellow lustre shone,
The warriors on the turrets high,
Moving athwart the evening sky,

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