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THE MARBLE LANDING; AN INCIDENT AT SPEZZIA, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: They sunk a graven stone into the ground
Last Line: That made our hero's noble patience known?
Subject(s): Garibaldi, Giuseppe (1807-1882); Patriotism


They sunk a graven stone into the ground
Where first our Garibaldi's ship was moor'd,
Whereon an angry record of his wound
Beneath those fair memorial lines, was scor'd;
At night the accusing tablet was replac'd
By one, discharged of that injurious word,
That pierced the general bosom like a sword,
Belied their love, their common hope disgrac'd.
Lie firm, thou latest-written rock! his meed
Of honour should be neighbour'd by no groan
Of party spleen - perish the bitter seed
In the pure marble furrow vainly sown!
Why brand with purposed hate a casual deed
That made our hero's noble patience known?





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