1833 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Campbell

Alaric Alexander Watts, in "Envoy" 1833; Lyrics (1851) 324.



To seek, with Campbell, Susquehannah's wave,
And list the descant of his Indian Chief;
To muse awhile o'er Connocht Moran's grave,
And share his widowed bride's indignant grief:
Or, when the song peals forth, in grand relief,
Of England's meteor flag, and Nelson's fame,
In trumpet notes, sonorous, clear, and brief;
To feel, within, the patriotic flame
Lit in each British heart by that undying name!