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THE TRIUMPHS OF OWEN.
Owen succeeded his father Griffin in the Principality of North Wales, A. D. 1120: this battle was near forty years afterwards.
OWEN's praise demands my song,
Owen swift and Owen strong,
Fairest flow'r of Rod`rick's stem,
Big with hosts of mighty name,
Catch the winds and join the war;
The red Dragon is the device of Cadwallader, which all
bis descendants bore on their banners.
Talymalfra's rocky shore
Echoing to the battle's roar.
Check'd by the torrent-tide of blood,
THE DEATH OF HOEL.
From the Welch of Aneurim, styled the Monarch of the Bards.
He flourished about the Time of Talliessin,
AD I but the torrent's might,
With headlong rage, and wild affright,
Upon Deira's squadrons hurl'd,
To rush and sweep them from the world!
To Cattraeth's vale, in glitt'ring row,
Chains of regal honour deck,
Flush'd with mirth and hope they burn,
Performed in the Senate House, Cambridge, July 1, 1769, at the Installation of his Grace Augustus Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton, Chancellor of the University.
ENCE, avaunt ('tis holy ground)
"And Ignorance with looks profound,
"Servitude that hugs her chain,
"Nor in these consecrated bow'rs,
"Let painted Flatt'ry hide her serpent-train in flow'rs
"Nor Envy base, nor creeping Gain,
"Dare the Muse's walk to stain,
"While bright-ey'd Science watches round:
"Hence, away! 'tis holy ground."
From yonder realms of empyrean day
Bursts on my ear th' indignant lay;
There sit the sainted sage, the bard divine,
Thro' ev'ry unborn age and undiscover'd clime,
Yet hither oft a glance from high
They send of tender sympathy,
To bless the place where on their op'ning soul
'Twas Maiton struck the deep-ton'd shell,
"Ye brown o'er-arching groves!
"That Contemplation loves,
"Where willowy Camus lingers with delight, "Oft at the blush of dawn
"I trod your level lawn,
"Oft woo'd the gleam of Cynthia silver-bright "In cloisters dim, far from the haunts of Folly, "With Freedom by my side, and soft-ey'd Melan.
But hark! the portals sound, and pacing forth,
With solemn steps and slow,
High potentates, and dames of royal birth,
And mitred fathers, in long order go:
From haughty Gallia torn,
And sad Chatillon †, on her bridal morn,
Edward III. who added the Fleur de Lys of France to the arms of England. He founded Trinity College.
+ Maria de Valentia, Countess of Pembroke, daughter of Guy de Chatillon, Compte de St. Paul in France, of whom
That wept her bleeding love, and princely Clare*,
The rival of her crown, and of her woes,
And either Henry there.
The murder'd saint and the majestic lord,
(Their tears, their little triumphs o'er,
And bade those awful fanes and turrets rise
"What is grandeur, what is power?
tradition says, that her husband, Audemarde de Valentia, Earl of Pembroke was slain at a tournament on the day of his nuptials. She was the foundress of Pembroke-college or Hall, under the name of Aula Mariæ de Valentia.
* Elizabeth de Burg, Countess of Clare, was wife of John de Burg, son and heir of the Earl of Ulster, and daughter of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, by Joan of Acres, daughter of Edward I. Hence the poet gives her the epithet of princely. She founded Clare-hall.
Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI. foundress of Queen's-college. The poet has celebrated her conjugal
fidelity in a former Ode.
Elizabeth Widville, wife of Edward IV. (hence called the paler Rose, as being of the house of York). She added to the foundation of Margaret of Anjou.
Henry VI. and VIII, the former the founder of King's, the latter the greatest benefactor to Trinity college.