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[330] Let Austria clear thy way, with hands
     Foul from Ancona's cruel sack,
And Naples, with his dastard bands
     Of murderers, lead thee back!

Rome's lips are dumb; the orphan's wail,
     The mother's shriek, thou mayst not hear
Above the faithless Frenchman's hail,
     The unsexed shaveling's cheer!

Go, bind on Rome her cast-off weight,
     The double curse of crook and crown,
Though woman's scorn and manhood's hate
     From wall and roof flash down!

Nor heed those blood-stains on the wall,
     Not Tiber's flood can wash away,
Where, in thy stately Quirinal,
     Thy mangled victims lay!

Let the world murmur; let its cry
     Of horror and disgust be heard;
Truth stands alone; thy coward lie
     Is backed by lance and sword!

The cannon of St. Angelo,
     And chanting priest and clanging bell,
And beat of drum and bugle blow,
     Shall greet thy coming well!

Let lips of iron and tongues of slaves
     Fit welcome give thee; for her part,

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