Thomas Babbington Macaulay

Thomas Babbington Macaulay
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The Battle Of Moncontour

Rating: 3.1
Oh, weep for Moncontour! Oh! weep for the hour,
When the children of darkness and evil had power,
When the horsemen of Valois triumphantly trod
On the bosoms that bled for their rights and their God.

Oh, weep for Moncontour! Oh! weep for the slain,
Who for faith and for freedom lay slaughtered in vain;
Oh, weep for the living, who linger to bear
The renegade's shame, or the exile's despair.
One look, one last look, to our cots and our towers,
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Khairul Ahsan 08 September 2020
'Oh, weep for the living, who linger to bear The renegade's shame, or the exile's despair' - Loved these lines. A well deserved honour conferred upon this poem as 'The Classic Poem of the Day'!
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 06 September 2020
History very well narrated poetically of priest and slaves 10+++++
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Mahtab Bangalee 05 September 2020
The Battle of Moncontour occurred on 3 October 1569 between the Catholic forces of King Charles IX of France, commanded by Henry, Duke of Anjou, and the Huguenots commanded by Gaspard de Coligny. The poem so pathetically crafted this poem on that battle, destruction, hazardous of the human conditions.
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Douglas Scotney 05 September 2020
church altars - measly metaphors
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To the church where the bones of our fathers decayed, Where we fondly had deemed that our own would be laid. A poem on war and its consequences has so touchingly been written
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Deluke Muwanigwa 05 September 2020
Beautiful. Though you may make us kneel for you who have no knees we bow down to one Father. Our father is God the creator of you and i and one day you will answer to Him my father why you killed Him killing me
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Olivia Jhon 05 September 2019
good and nice information thanks
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Tariq Al 05 September 2019
Such wonderful meter and rhythm!
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Edward Kofi Louis 05 September 2019
The priest and the slave! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 05 September 2019
A touching war poem that had seen destruction of the honest at the hands of brutal force of the demonic forces.Well deserving classic poem of the day.
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