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There the Norman sails afar
Dauntless on his native sands
Echoing to the battle's roar.
(i) The Dragon-son of Mona stands.
The red Dragon is the device of Cadwallader, which all his descendants bore on their banners.
* This and the three following lines were not in the original Editions, but were added by Mr. Mason from the Author's MS.
Where his glowing eye-balls turn,
** * * *
THE DEATH OF HOEL.
FROM THE WELCH.
[This Ode is extracted from the Gododin.
See Mr. Evans's Specimens, p. 71 and 73.]
HAD I but the torrent's might,
Too, too secure in youthful pride,
To Cattraeth's vale in glitt'ring row
Every Warrior's manly neck
THE DEATH OF MR. RICHARD WEST*.
IN vain to me the smiling Mornings shine,
And redd'ning Phoebus lifts his golden fire: The birds in vain their amorous descant join; Or cheerful fields resume their green attire:
These ears, alas! for other notes repine,
A different object do these eyes require : My lonely anguish melts no heart but mine; And in my breast the imperfect joys expire.
Yet Morning smiles the busy race to cheer,
And new-born pleasure brings to happier men: The fields to all their wonted tribute bear:
To warm their little loves the birds complain: I fruitless mourn to him that cannot hear, And weep the more because I weep in vain.
* Son of Lord Chancellor West, of Ireland.