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Captain Sword and Captain Pen

A Poem

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Author: Leigh Hunt
Published: 1835
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,685 / 53 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 492
Added to site: 2009.03.06
mnybks.net#: 23617
Genre: Poetry
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pe of beauty?
Could he not do his dreadful duty,
(If duty it be, which seems mad folly)
Nor link thee to his melancholy?

Two noble steeds lay side by side,
One cropp'd the meek grass ere it died;
Pang-struck it struck t' other, already torn,
And out of its bowels that shriek was born.

Now see what crawleth, well as it may,
Out of the ditch, and looketh that way.
What horror all black, in the sick moonlight,
Kneeling, half human, a burdensome sight;
Loathly and liquid, as fly from a dish;
Speak, Horror! thou, for it withereth flesh.

"The grass caught fire; the wounded were by;
Writhing till eve did a remnant lie;
Then feebly this coal abateth his cry;
But he hopeth! he hopeth! joy lighteth his eye,
For gold he possesseth, and Murder is nigh!"

O goodness in horror! O ill not all ill!
In the worst of the worst may be fierce Hope still. To-morrow with dawn will come many a wain,
And bear away loads of human pain,
P

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