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THE GERMANS ON THE HEIGHTS OF HOCHHEIM

          ABRUPTLY paused the strife;--the field throughout
          Resting upon his arms each warrior stood,
          Checked in the very act and deed of blood,
          With breath suspended, like a listening scout.
          O Silence! thou wert mother of a shout
          That through the texture of yon azure dome
          Cleaves its glad way, a cry of harvest home
          Uttered to Heaven in ecstasy devout!
          The barrier Rhine hath flashed, through battle-smoke,
          On men who gaze heart-smitten by the view,                  10
          As if all Germany had felt the shock!
          --Fly, wretched Gauls! ere they the charge renew
          Who have seen--themselves now casting off the yoke--
          The unconquerable Stream his course pursue.
                                                              1816.


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