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THE THREE KINGS.                     65
THE THREE KINGS.
Who are these that ride so fast o'er the desert's sandy
road, That have tracked the Red Sea shore, and have swum
the torrents broad; Whose camels' bells are tinkling through the long and
starry night For they ride like men pursued, like the vanquished
of a fight?
Who are these that ride so fast ? They are eastern monarchs three,
Who have laid aside their crowns, and renounced their high degree ;
The eyes they love, the hearts they prize, the well-known voices kind,
Their people's tents, their native plains, they've left them all behind.
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