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Joan of Arc,

BY

ROBERT SOUTHEY.

Εις οιωνος αριστος αμυνεσθαι περι πατρης. .

ΟΜΗΡΟΣ. .

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

FOURTH EDITION.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

PATERNOSTER-Rów.

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Ut homines, ita libros, indies seipsis meliores fieri oportet.

ERASMUS

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JOAN OF ARC.

THE SEVENTH BOOK.

STRONG were the English forts, by daily toil
Of thousands rear'd on high, when arrogant
With hop'd-for conquest Salisbury bade rise
The mighty pile, from succour to include
Besieged Orleans. Round the city walls
Stretch'd the wide circle, massy as the fence
Erst by the fearful Roman on the bounds
Of Caledonia rais'd, when soul-enslav'd
Her bireling plunderers fear'd the car-borne chiefs
Who rush'd from Morven down.

Strong battlements
Crested the ample bulwark, on whose top
Secure the charioteer might wheel along.
The frequent buttress at just distance, rose

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