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The Phoenix and the Turtle

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Language: English
Wordcount: 319 / 2 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 121.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,228
mnybks.net#: 6306
Genre: Poetry
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Let the bird of loudest lay,
On the sole Arabian tree,
Herald sad and trumpet be,
To whose sound chaste wings obey.

But thou, shrieking harbinger,
Foul pre-currer of the fiend,
Augur of the fever's end,
To this troop come thou not near.

From this session interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,
Save the eagle, feather'd king:
Keep the obsequy so strict.

Let the priest in surplice white,

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