26 maio 2016

Ode written in the beginning of the year 1746

William Collins

How sleep the Brave, who sink to Rest,
By all their Country’s Wishes blest!
When Spring, with dewy Fingers cold,
Returns to deck their hallow’d Mold,
She there shall dress a sweeter Sod,
Than Fancy’s Feet have ever trod.

By Fairy Hands their Knell is rung,
By Forms unseen their Dirge is sung;
There Honour comes, a Pilgrim grey,
To bless the Turf that wraps their Clay,
And Freedom shall a-while repair,
To dwell a weeping Hermit there!

Fonte: Carpeaux, O. M. 2011. História da literatura ocidental, vol. 2. Brasília, Senado Federal. Poema publicado em livro em 1747.

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