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r moistening dews, In vestments for the chase array'd, The hunter still the deer pursues, The hunter and the deer-a shade. Campbell has given this line a rich setting in O'Connor's child:--Now on the grass-green turf he sits, His tassell'd horn beside him laid; Now o'er the hills in chase he flits, The hunter and the deer a shade.
There is also a line of Sir Walter Scott which has its origin in Freneau.
In the introduction to the third canto of Marmion in the apostrophe to the Duke of Brunswick, we read:--Lamented chief — not thine the power To save in that presumptuous hour, When Prussia hurried to the field, And snatch'd the spear but left the shield.
In Freneau's poem on the heroes of Eutaw, we have this stanza:--They saw their injur'd country's woe; The flaming town, the wasted field, Then rush'd to meet the insulting foe; They took the spear — but left the shield.
An anecdote which the late Henry Brevoort was accustomed to relate of his visit to Scott, affords assu