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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Old portraits and modern Sketches (search)
r's rust; Removing from the wall The corslet of the hall. So restless Cromwell could not cease In the inglorious arts of peace, But through adventurous war Urged his active star. And, like the three-forked lightning, first Breaking the clouds wherein it nurst, Did thorough his own side His fiery way divide. For 't is all one to courage high, The emulous, or enemy; And with such to enclose Is more than to oppose. Then burning through the air he went, And palaces and temples rent; And Caesar's head at last Did through his laurels blast. Tis madness to resist or blame The face of angry Heaven's flame; And, if we would speak true, Much to the man is due, Who, from his private gardens, where He lived reserved and austere, (As if his highest plot To plant the bergamot,) Could by industrious valor climb To ruin the great work of time, And cast the kingdoms old Into another mould! Though justice against fate complain, And plead the ancient rights in vain,— But those do hold or br