owed low, And taught our lips, in love, to shape her name. Peace spreads her pinions wide from South to North; Black enmity within the grave is laid, The church towers chime their holy anthems forth, To still the thunders of the cannonade.
Here is the first peace monument of the nation, where the flag of the Southern cross and the Star Spangled Banner are graven on the same rock to say: Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.
Nearly two thousand years ago Julius Ceasar invaded the British islands and forced the Celtic race to yield to his Roman Eagles; afterward the Saxons planted their banners on the land of the conquered people, and in turn the battle of Hastings brought Englishmen under Norman rule.
But these invasions gave new arts that stimulated recovery from spoliation.
The war of the roses in the fifteenth century made bitter days for England, and perhaps the lessons Britain learned from adversity aided in making her mistress of all the seas.