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Poem by Thomas Gent

The Recall of the Hero


When discord blew her fell alarm
On Gallia's blood-stain'd ground;
When usurpation's giant arm
Enslav'd the nations round:
The thunders of avenging heaven
To Nelson's chosen hand were given;
By Nelson's chosen hand were hurl'd
To rescue the devoted world!

The tyrant pow'r, his vengeance dread,
To Egypt's shores pursued;
At Trafalgar its hydra-head
For ever sunk subdued.
The freedom of mankind was won!
The hero's glorious task was done!
When heaven, oppression's ensigns furl'd,
Recall'd him from the rescued world. 

Thomas Gent

Thomas Gent's other poems:
  1. On a Delightful Drawing in my Album
  2. On the Portrait of the Son of J.G. Lambton, Esq
  3. Invocation to Sleep
  4. Prometheus
  5. The Chain-Pier, Brighton

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