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First Line: Victoria's sceptre o'er the deep
Last Line: Our thoughts into idolatry.
Variant Title(s): Verses On The Queen
Subject(s): Victoria, Queen Of England (1819-1901)

VICTORIA'S sceptre o'er the deep
Has touched, and broken slavery's chain;
Yet, strange magician! she enslaves
Our hearts within her own domain.

Her spirit is devout, and burns
With thoughts averse to bigotry;
Yet she, herself the idol, turns
Our thoughts into idolatry.

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