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“ On Acon's spiry citadel,
Blondel led the tuneful band,
Soon we kiss'd the sacred earth
renew'd : “ Lo, the toilsome voyage past, “ Heaven's favour'd hills appear at last !. “ Object of our holy vow, “ We tread the Tyrian vallies now. " From Carmel's almond-shaded steep “ We feel the cheering fragrance creep: “ O’er Engaddi's shrubs of balm “ Waves the date-empurpled palm ; “ See, Lebanon's aspiring head “ Wide his immortal umbrage spread!
“ Hail Cavalry, thou mountain hoar,
By mocking pagans rudely trod,
bright; " For thee, from Britain's distant coast, “ Lo, Richard leads his faithful host! “ Aloft in his heroic hand, “ Blazing like the beacon's brand, “ O'er the far-affrighted fields, " Resistless Kaliburn he wields. “ Proud Saracen, pollute no more “ The shrines by martyrs built of yore! " From each wild mountain's trackless crown “ In vain the gloomy castles frown: “ Thy battering engines, huge and high, “ In vain our steel-clad steeds defy; “ And rolling in terrific state, “ On giant-wheels harsh thunders grate. “ When eve has hush'd the buzzing camp, “ Amid the moon-light vapours damp, “ Thy necromantic forms, in vain, “ Haunt us on the tented plain,
“ We bid those spectre-shapes avaunt,
“ Salem, in antient majesty « Arise, and lift thee to the sky! “ Soon on thy battlements divine “ Shall wave the badge of Constantine. “ Ye Barons, to the sun unfold “ Our Cross with crimson wove and gold !"
J. AIKIN, M. D.
As o'er the heath, amid his steel-clad Thanes,
The royal DUNCAN rode in martial pride, Where, full to view, high-topp'd with glittering vanes, Macbeth's strong towers o'erhung the mountain's
In dusky mantle wrapp'd, a grisly form
Rush'd with a giant's stride across his way ; And thus, while howlid around the rising storm,
In hollow thundering accents pour’d dismay.
Stop, O King! thy destin'd course,
Hear'st thou not the raven's croak?
Feel'st thou not the loaded sky
Lo, yon' castle banners glare
Murder, like an eagle waits
Let not plighted faith beguile ;
Treason, arm'd against thy life,
Now 'tis time; ere guilty night