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George Gordon Byron

George Gordon Byron

GEORGE GORDON LORD BYRON: "Awake, Ye Sons Of Spain!..."

"Awake, Ye Sons Of Spain!..."

(From "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage," Canto One, XXXVII)
Awake, ye Sons of Spain! awake! advance!
Lo! Chivalry, your ancient goddess, cries,
But wields not, as of old, her thirsty lance,
Nor shakes her crimson plumage in the skies:
Now on the smoke of blazing bolts she flies,
And speaks in thunder through yon engine roar:
In every peal she calls – “Awake! arise!”
Say, is her voice more feeble than of yore,
When her war-song was heard on Andalusia’s shore?   




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