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A HEALTH, by                    
First Line: When we crown a bowl to him
Last Line: We, byron, drink to you!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, Arthur
Subject(s): Byron, George Gordon, Lord (1788-1824); Poetry & Poets; Praise; Byron, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron


WHEN we crown a bowl to him
Of the noble heart and true,
Ere we touch the bumper's brim,
We, Byron, think of you!

Whether beside the waters
Of Venice yet you rove,
And teach her dark-eyed daughters
A bard's melodious love;

Or by some fallen column
In Græcia's mighty clime,
You turn to Time's dark volume,
And trace the tale sublime

Of Freedom and of Glory
Which once were glowing there,
And whose inspiring story
Yet soothes her sons' despair.

Where'er by land you roam,
Or at sea your sail be set,
Think that you've left at home
Some hearts which can't forget;

For whene'er we crown our bowls
To a noble heart and true,
From the bottom of our souls
We, Byron, drink to you!





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