Shrine Of The Virgin - Part I
'The traveller, who hears that vesper-bell,
Howe'er employed, must send a prayer to heaven
In foreign lands I liked the custom well,
For with the calm and sober thoughts of even
It well accords; and, wert Thou journeying there,
It would not hurt thee, George! to join that vesper-prayer.'
Southey's Saint Gualberto.
Who knows not, fair Sicilian land!
How proudly thou wert famed of yore,
When all the Muses hymned thy strand,