By fairy hands their knell is rung;1 By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there!
Ode written in the year 1746.
Note 1. Var. By hands unseen the knell is rung; By fairy forms their dirge is sung. [back]