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Frances Brown: An avenger mightier than war

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Frances Brown
From The Burning of the Tower of London

In war you have shatter’d both sceptre and spear –
But flee for a greater than Britain is here.
Thou stronghold of glory, though wide was thy fame,
And minstrel and story have hallow’d thy name,
Yet in thee were found the dark stains of the past –
And see, an avenger hath entered at last!
Long, long hast thou boasted the treasures of war
Thy victors had gather’d from nations afar;
The realm of the North gave her iron-bound toil,
And the lands of the sunrise their gold-cover’d spoil;
But the trophies of ages are perishing now,
In the wrath of a Spoiler yet mightier than thou.
Who spares not the ransom’d from Ocean’s deep ire –
For strong to destroy is the angel of fire.

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