A pen--to register; a key--
That winds through secret wards
Are well assigned to Memory
By allegoric Bards.
WHEN I have borne in memory what has tamed
Great Nations, how ennobling thoughts depart
When men change swords for ledgers, and desert
LIE here, without a record of thy worth,
Beneath a covering of the common earth!
It is not from unwillingness to praise,