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And the good logs of Algidus
Roar louder yet within;
And the largest lamp is lit;
And the kid turns on the spit;
Around the firebrands close;
And the lads are shaping bows;
And trims his helmet's plume;
Goes flashing through the loom;
Still is the story told,
In the brave days of old.
THE BATTLE OF IVRY.
Now glory to the Lord of Hosts, from whom all glories are !
noy. Hurrah! Hurrah! a single field hath turned the chance of war; 1Iurrah! hurrah! for Ivry, and King Henry of Navarre ! Oh, how our hearts were beating, when, at the dawn of day, We saw the army of the League drawn out in long array, With all its priest-led citizens, and all its rebel peers, And Appenzell's stout infantry, and Egmont's Flemish spears. There rode the brood of false Lorraine, the curses of our land; And dark Mayenne was in the midst, a truncheon in his hand : And as we looked on them, we thought of Seine's empurpled flood, And good Coligny's hoary hair all dabbled with his blood; And we cried unto the living God, who rules the fate of war, To fight for his own holy name and Henry of Navarre.
The King is come to marshal us, in all his armor drest,
d And he has bound a snow-white plume upon his gallant crest; He looked upon his people, and a tear was in his eye;
H He looked upon the traitors, and his glance was stern and high. IT Right graciously he smiled on us, as rolled from wing to wing, Down all our line, in deafening shout, “ God save our lord, the King!”
11 “ And if my standard-bearer fall, as fall full well he may,- 01 For never saw I promise yet of such a bloody fray,
A Press where ye see my white plume shine, amidst the ranks of war, And be your oriflamme to-day the helmet of Navarre.”
A Hurrah ! the foes are moving. Hark to the mingled din Of fife, and steed, and trump, and drum, and roaring culverin! The fiery Duke is pricking fast across St. André's plain, With all the hireling chivalry of Guelders and Almayne. Now by the lips of those ye love, fair gentlemen of France, Charge for the golden lilies now upon them with the lance ! A thousand spurs are striking deep, a thousand spears in rest, A thousand knights are pressing close behind the snow-white crest; And in they burst, and on they rushed, while, like a guiding star, Amidst the thickest carnage blazed the helmet of Navarre. Now, God be praised, the day is ours ! Mayenne hath turned his
rein; D'Aumale hath cried for quarter; the Flemish Count is slain; Their ranks are breaking like thin clouds before a Biscay gale ; The field is heaped with bleeding steeds, and flags and cloven mail. And then we thought on vengeance, and all along our van, “Remember St. Bartholomew,” was passed from man to man: But out spake gentle Henry then, “ No Frenchman is my foe; Down, down with every foreigner, but let your brethren go." Oh! was there ever such a knight in friendship or in war, As our sovereign lord, King Henry, the soldier of Navarre ! Right well fought all the Frenchmen who fought for France that day; And many a lordly banner God gave them for a prey. But we of the Religion have borne us best in fight, And our good lord of Rosny hath ta'en the cornet white. Our own true Maximilian the cornet white hath ta’en The cornet white with crosses black, the flag of false Lorraine. Up with it high; unfurl it wide, that all the world may know How God hath humbled the proud house that wrought his Church
such woe. Then on the ground, while trumpets peal their loudest point of war, Fling the red shreds, a foot-cloth meet for Henry of Navarre,
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Ho, maidens of Vienna ! ho, matrons of Luzerne!
EPITAPH ON A JACOBITE.