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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.
 
Holland: Zutphen
Sir Philip Sidney
Charlotte Fiske Bates (1838–1916)
 
THE HEIGHT of Sidney’s deed upon this field
Rises so high that all the world can see;
Self-abnegating grace has here revealed
How godlike in his suffering man may be.
 
What blessed immortality he quaffed,        5
When, all his parching agonies denied,
From his own lips he sent the untouched draught
To him who likewise languished at his side!
 
Arcadia’s beauty still is fresh to-day,
And knightly fame that charmed the Virgin Queen,        10
But Zutphen lifts him higher still than they,
And gives his memory the brightest green!

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