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The historical facts alluded to in “THE WANDERER OF SWITZERLAND” may be found in the “Supplement to Coxe's Travels,” in “Planta's History of the Helvetic Confederacy," and in “Zschokke's Invasion of Switzerland by the French, in 1798,” translated by Dr. Aikin.
WANDERER OF SWITZERLAND.
A Wanderer of Switzerland and his Family, consisting of his Wife, his Daughter
and her young Children, emigrating from their country, in consequence of its subjugation by the French in 1798, arrive at the cottage of a Shepherd, beyond the frontiers, where they are hospitably entertained.
ANDERER! whither dost thou roam ?
Weary Wanderer, old and gray!
Wanderer. In the sunset of my day,
Stranger ! I have lost my home :
Here mine arms a wife enfold,
These her infants—Oh, their sire,
Shep. Switzerland then gave thee birth ?
But, degraded spot of earth!
O'er thy mountains, sunk in blood,