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MEMORIALS OF A TOUR IN ITALY, 1837

IX. AT ALBANO/a>

          DAYS passed--and Monte Calvo would not clear
          His head from mist; and, as the wind sobbed through
          Albano's dripping Ilex avenue,
          My dull forebodings in a Peasant's ear
          Found casual vent. She said, "Be of good cheer;
          Our yesterday's procession did not sue
          In vain; the sky will change to sunny blue,
          Thanks to our Lady's grace." I smiled to hear,
          But not in scorn:--the Matron's Faith may lack
          The heavenly sanction needed to ensure                      10
          Fulfilment; but, we trust, her upward track
          Stops not at this low point, nor wants the lure
          Of flowers the Virgin without fear may own,
          For by her Son's blest hand the seed was sown.


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