Henry James Pye

(20 February 1745 – 11 August 1813 / London, England)

Poems of Henry James Pye

81. Written On A Lady’s Fan 9/27/2010

Alfred. Book III.

ARGUMENT. Measures against the Danes.—Prophecy of the future Fortunes of Alfred and his Posterity.


Along the borders of the silver Thone,
With alders dank, and matted sedge o'er-grown,
Led by the guidance of the shepherd swain,
Unseen, and silent, pass the cautious train,
Till, mid the conflux of the mingling streams,
A deep morass the emerging island seems.

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