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THE MYRTLE-BOUGH.

Still green, along our sunny shore,
The flowering myrtle waves,
As when its fragrant boughs of yore
Were offered on the graves-
The graves wherein our mighty men
Had rest, unviolated then.

Still green it waves ! as when the hearth
Was sacred through the land;
And fearless was the banquet's mirth,
And free the minstrel's hand;
And guests, with shining myrtle crowned,
Sent the wreathed lyre and wine-cup round.

Still green ! as when on holy ground
The tyrant's blood was poured :
Forget ye not what garlands bound
The young deliverer's sword !
Though earth may shroud Harmodius now,
We still have sword and myrtle-bough!

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED

BY

WILLIAM

BLACKWOOD AND SONS

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DATE DUE

1997

180 MAR 171997

MAR

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