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Odes original and translated. With other poems


Odes original and translated. With other poems

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    Henry Brandreth
Excerpt from book: ODE TO PEACE. Hail! source .of every joy Mankind on earth can feel! Thou dear protector of the Sflwers of life I Thou comest, and the steel No more beams to destroy — No more are heard the jarring sounds of strife No more the mother sees her son Dragged from forth her quiet cot, To prove in distant climes a soldier's lot, And, as the golden sands of youth run on, To prop some tyrant's tottering throne, Wasting 'mid scenes of blood those precious hours Which else, 'neath his own bowers, In love or healthful labour had gone by: Whilst a maternal eye Had marked with honest joy the transient flush That graced the fair one's cheek—a maiden's virgin blush. II. Thou, Mars, stern Ood of War, And thou, through fields of blood That driv'st along thy gore-encrimsoned steeds In unrelenting mood, Bellona, hear! Thy car That courts destruction—the loud shout that speeds From chief to chief, and band to band, Pealing through the lengthened lines — The glittering banner that so gaily shines — The blazing sword that decks the warrior's hand, 'Bove all the dying shriek — These — these are scenes that glad thy maddening soul, For they the waste of war bespeak: And who may dare control What thou, at Fate's command, around hast spread ? Contention fills each breast, And proud Ambition, o'er the heaped-up dead, At distance eyes his throne, and shakes his towering crest. Ah! little dost thou know (Who, by thy stern decree, Dost urge on myriads to destruction's brink — The young, the gay, the free,) What bitter draughts of woe And saddest misery they are doomed to drink. Some fall beneath the cruel steel, Falchion's edge, or arrow's barb: Some the dire fate of wasting famine feel, Their limbs scarce covered by their tattered ga...  
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