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Monody

ON

MAJOR AŅ.D ;

AND

ELEGY

ON

CAPTAIN COOK.

ALSO

MR. PRATT’S SYMPATHY.

A POEM.

TENTH EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN HURST, REES, ORME, AND
BROWN; J. OTRIDGE; TAYLOR AND

HESSEY;
RODWELL AND MARTIN; T. AND G. UNDERWOOD;
R. JENNINGS; HAIL.ES; AND J. HARPER.

1877

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Monody

ON

MAJOR ANDRÈ.

LOUD howls the storm! the vex'd Atlantic

roars!

Thy Genius, Britain, wanders on its shores!
Hears cries of horror wafted from afar,
And

groans of anguish, ʼmid the shrieks of war! Hears the deep curses of the Great and Brave, . Sigh in the wind, and murmur on the wave! O'er his damp brow the sable crape he binds, And throws his *victor-garland to the winds ;

* Victor-garland.-Alluding to the conquest by Lord Cornwallis.

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Bids haggard Winter, in her drear sojourn,
Tear the dim foliage from her drizzling urn,
With sickly yew unfragrant cypress twine,
And hang thedusky wreath round honor's shrine.
Bids steel-clad valour chace his dove-like bride,
Enfeebling mercy, from his awful side ;
Where long she sat, and check’d the ardent rein,
As whirld his chariot o'er th’ embattled plain;
Gilded with sunny smile her April tear,
Rais'd her white arm and stay'd the uplifted
spear ;

[car, Then, in her place, bids vengeance mount the And glut with gore th’insatiate dogs of war! With one pale hand the tbloody scroll he rears, And bids his nations blot it with their tears; And one, extended o'er th’ Atlantic wave, Points to his Andrè's ignominious grave!

Bloody Scroll.—The Court-Martial decree, signed at Tappan, for Major Andrè's execution.

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