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          FOUR fiery steeds impatient of the rein
          Whirled us o'er sunless ground beneath a sky
          As void of sunshine, when, from that wide plain,
          Clear tops of far-off mountains we descry,
          Like a Sierra of cerulean Spain,
          All light and lustre. Did no heart reply;
          Yes, there was One;--for One, asunder fly
          The thousand links of that ethereal chain;
          And green vales open out, with grove and field,
          And the fair front of many a happy Home;                    10
          Such tempting spots as into vision come
          While Soldiers, weary of the arms they wield
          And sick at heart of strifeful Christendom,
          Gaze on the moon by parting clouds revealed.
                                                              1835.


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