Bernard Barton

(1784-1849 / England)

Bernard Barton Poems

1. Bruce And The Spider 9/28/2010
2. Human Life 9/28/2010
3. Lamp Of Our Feet 9/28/2010
4. The Field Of Waterloo 9/28/2010
5. The Sea 9/28/2010

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Bruce And The Spider

FOR Scotland's and for freedom's right
The Bruce his part had played,
In five successive fields of fight
Been conqured and dismayed;
Once more against the English host
His band he led, and once more lost
The meed for which he fought;
And now from battle, faint and worn,
The homeless fugitive forlorn
A hut's lone shelter sought.

And cheerless was that resting-place
For him who claimed a throne:
His canopy devoid of grace,
The rude, rough beams alone;
The heather couch his only bed, -
Yet well I ween had slumber fled
From couch of ...

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