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     So perished Albion's ‘glammarye,’
With him in Melrose Abbey sleeping,
     His charmed torch beside his knee,
That even the dead himself might see
     The magic scroll within his keeping.
And now our modern Yankee sees
     Nor omens, spells, nor mysteries;
And naught above, below, around,
     Of life or death, of sight or sound,
Whate'er its nature, form, or look,
     Excites his terror or surprise,—
All seeming to his knowing eyes
     Familiar as his ‘catechise,’
Or ‘Webster's Spelling-Book.’

1833.

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