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COMPOSED NEAR CALAIS, ON THE ROAD LEADING TO ARDRES, AUGUST 7, 1802

          JONES! as from Calais southward you and I
          Went pacing side by side, this public Way
          Streamed with the pomp of a too-credulous day,
          When faith was pledged to new-born Liberty:
          A homeless sound of joy was in the sky:
          From hour to hour the antiquated Earth
          Beat like the heart of Man: songs, garlands, mirth,
          Banners, and happy faces, far and nigh!
          And now, sole register that these things were,
          Two solitary greetings have I heard,                        10
          "Good-morrow, Citizen!" a hollow word,
          As if a dead man spake it! Yet despair
          Touches me not, though pensive as a bird
          Whose vernal coverts winter hath laid bare.


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