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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.
Portugal: Arrabida, the Mountain
The Arrabida Convent
Francisco Manuel
Translated by R. Southey

FALTER not, pilgrim here! with steady steps
Upward along this dark-o’ershadowed path
Tread cheerily: this is the rugged path
That leads to Heaven. Hark! how the glittering stream,
That sparkles down the mountain, to thine ear        5
Sends its mild murmurs: round thy throbbing brow,
Pleasant the cool air breathes, and on thy way
The glorious sun shines radiant: canst thou pause?
O pilgrim, hie thee on with holy haste
And enter there, where all the hours are hours        10
Of life, and every hope, reality.

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