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A THOUGHT FOR MARCH 1860, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yon happy blackbird's note the rushing wind
Last Line: His eagles wave their wings, and they are gone.
Subject(s): Napoleon Iii (1808-1873)


Yon happy blackbird's note the rushing wind
Quells not, nor disconcerts his golden tongue,
That breaks my morning dream with well-known song;
How many a roaring March I've left behind,
Whose blasts, all-spirited with notes and trills,
Blew over peaceful England! and, ere long,
Another March will come these hills among,
To clash the lattices and whirl the mills:
But what shall be ere then? Ambition's lust
Is broad awake, and gazing from a throne
But newly set, counts half the world his own;
All ancient covenants aside are thrust,
Old landmarks are like scratches in the dust,
His eagles wave their wings, and they are gone.





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