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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.
 
Belgium: Waterloo
Song
Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
 
WHEN Napoleon was flying
  From the field of Waterloo,
A British soldier, dying,
  To his brother bade adieu!
 
“And take,” he said, “this token        5
  To the maid that owns my faith,
With the words that I have spoken
  In affection’s latest breath.”
 
Sore mourned the brother’s heart,
  When the youth beside him fell;        10
But the trumpet warned to part,
  And they took a sad farewell.
 
There was many a friend to lose him,
  For that gallant soldier sighed;
But the maiden of his bosom        15
  Wept when all their tears were dried.
 
 
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