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ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS

IN SERIES, 1821-22. PART II.

VII. CONTINUED

          AND what melodious sounds at times prevail!
          And, ever and anon, how bright a gleam
          Pours on the surface of the turbid Stream!
          What heartfelt fragrance mingles with the gale
          That swells the bosom of our passing sail!
          For where, but on 'this' River's margin, blow
          Those flowers of chivalry, to bind the brow
          Of hardihood with wreaths that shall not fail?--
          Fair Court of Edward! wonder of the world!
          I see a matchless blazonry unfurled                         10
          Of wisdom, magnanimity, and love;
          And meekness tempering honourable pride;
          The lamb is couching by the lion's side,
          And near the flame-eyed eagle sits the dove.


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