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125
AS VANQUISHED ERIN.
(THE BOYNE WATER.)
2.
But vain her wish, her weeping vain,
As time too well hath taught her, Each year the Fiend returns again
And dives into that water: And brings triumphant from beneath
His shafts of desolation, And sends then, wing'd with worse than death.
Throughout her madd'ning nation.
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Alas for her who sits and mourns,
Ev'n now beside that river! Unwearied still the Fiend returns,
And stored is still his quiver. " When will this end, ye Pow'rs of Good ? "
She weeping asks for ever, But only hears from out that flood,
The demon answer, " Never 1"
H. 4868.
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