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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Holland: Vols. XIV–XV.  1876–79.
Spain: Roncesvalles
There Are Sounds in the Dark Roncesvalles
Felicia Hemans (1793–1835)
THERE are sounds in the dark Roncesvalles,
  There are echoes on Biscay’s wild shore;
There are murmurs, but not of the torrent,
  Nor the wind, nor the pine-forest’s roar.
’T is a day of the spear and the banner,        5
  Of armings and hurried farewells;
Rise, rise on your mountains, ye Spaniards!
  Or start from your old battle dells.
There are streams of unconquered Asturias
  That have rolled with your fathers’ free blood;        10
O, leave on the graves of the mighty
  Proud marks where thy children have stood!

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