|Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.|
Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Holland: Vols. XIVXV. 187679.
|Hans Christian Andersen (18051875)|
THE CAPITAL of Spain,O no!
| For in thee there is nothing seen|
|Of what characterizes her,|
| There is no likeness left, I ween.|
|One is in Paris, or Vienna,|| 5|
| But sure no longer in bright Spain;|
|Here the sharp northern blasts prevail,|
| Here there is cold and snow and rain.|
|Our dark November days no more,|
| Our northern climate, will I blame;|| 10|
|Forto the rest of Spain unlike|
| Dreary Madrid has just the same!|