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EPITAPH ON HENRY MARTYN, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Here martyn lies. In manhood's early bloom
Last Line: Where danger, death, and shame assault no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macaulay, 1st Baron
Subject(s): Martyn, Henry (1781-1812); Missions & Missionaries


HERE Martyn lies. In manhood's early bloom
The Christian hero finds a pagan tomb.
Religion, sorrowing o'er her favorite son,
Points to the glorious trophies that he won.
Eternal trophies! not with carnage red,
Not stained with tears by hapless captives shed,
But trophies of the Cross! For that dear name,
Through every form of danger, death, and shame,
Onward he journeyed to a happier shore,
Where danger, death, and shame assault no more.





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