"Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Thomas Campbell (1777 - 1844)
Source: Pleasures of Hope, 1799
Contributed by: Zaady
Oh leave this barren spot to me! Spare, woodman, spare the beechen tree!
Source: The beech tree’s Petition
The meteor flag of England Shall yet terrific burn, Till danger's troubled night depart, And the star of peace return.
Source: Ye Mariners of England, 1800
The combat deepens. On, ye brave, Who rush to glory or the grave! Wave, Munich! all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy chivalry!
Britannia needs no bulwarks, No towers along the steep; Her march is o'er the mountain waves, Her home is on the deep.
Ye are brothers! ye are men! And we conquer but to save.
Source: Battle of the Baltic
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