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HEBRON; THE PRINCE OF WALES'S VISIT (2), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: How doth the crescent brook this mighty charge?
Last Line: And let poor israel share the new-won prize.
Subject(s): Edward Vii, King Of England (1841-1910); Hebron, Israel

How doth the Crescent brook this mighty change?
Sharpening those idle horns she cannot fill,
She peers with keen regret on that old range
Of tombs, and marks them for seclusion still;
But Niphon and Cathay are entered now
On their new course, and shall the Turk's proud will
Reclose our unsealed Hebron? and avow
Their stern monopoly of El Khalil?
Help! England, lend the shelter of thy love -
And let the firm stress of thy brooding wing
Be felt by those bold hands that would remove
Thy fond protective strength, which soon shall bring
These graves within the scope of Christian eyes,
And let poor Israel share the new-won prize.

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