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212                Music of the Waters.
into Southwark. Thereafter Southwark was stormed and taken. Now when the people in the castle saw that the river was mastered, and that they could not hinder the passage of ships up into the country, they became afraid, surrendered the Tower, and took Ethelred to be their king."
" London Bridge is broken down, Gold is won, and bright renown.
Shields resounding,
War-horns sounding, Hildur shouting in the din !
Arrows singing,
Mail-coats ringing— Odin makes our Olaf win !
" King Ethelred has found a friend, Brave Olaf will his throne defend—
In bloody fight
Maintain his right,
Win back his land
With blood-red hand, And Edmund's son upon his throne replace-Edmund, the star of every royal race !
" At London Bridge stout Olaf gave Odin's law to his war-men brave— ' To win or die !' And their foemen fly : Some by the dyke-side refuge gain, Some in their tents on Southwark plain. This sixth attack Brought victory back."

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