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First Line: Land of albania! Where iskander rose
Last Line: Through many a cypress-grove within each city's ken.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Albania


Land of Albania! where Iskander rose,
Theme of the young, and beacon of the wise,
And he, his namesake, whose oft-battled foes
Shrunk from his deeds of chivalrous emprize:
Land of Albania! let me bend mine eyes
On thee, thou rugged nurse of savage men!
The cross descends, thy minarets arise,
And the pale crescent sparkles in the glen,
Through many a cypress-grove within each city's ken.




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