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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Africa: Vol. XXIV.  1876–79.
Egypt, Nubia, and Abyssinia: Nile, the River
The Nile
Æschylus (525–456 B.C.)
(From Prometheus Chained)
Translated by R. Potter

A LAND far distant, where the tawny race
Dwell near the fountains of the sun, and where
The Nigris pours his dusky waters; wind
Along his banks, till thou shalt reach the fall
Where from the mountains with papyrus crowned        5
The venerable Nile impetuous pours
His headlong torrent; he shall guide thy steps
To those irriguous plains, whose triple sides
His arms surround.

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