I climbed the dark brow of the mighty Hellvellyn,
Lakes and mountains beneath me gleamed misty and wide;
Take these flowers which, purple waving,
On the ruin'd rampart grew,
Where, the sons of freedom braving,
Rome's imperial standards flew.
Young men will love thee more fair and more fast;
Heard ye so merry the little bird sing?
Old men's love the longest will last,
Enchantress, farewell, who so oft hast decoy'd me,
At the close of the evening through woodlands to roam,
Dust unto dust,
To this all must;
The tenant hath resign'd
The faded form To waste and worm-
Soldier, wake - the day is peeping,
Honour ne'er was won in sleeping,
Never when the sunbeams still
When Israel, of the Lord beloved,
Out from the land of bondage came,
Her father's God before her moved,
An awful Guide, in smoke and flame.
Emblem of England's ancient faith,
Full proudly may thy branches wave,
Where loyalty lies low in death,
And valour fills a timeless grave.
Emblem of Englan ...