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SIEGE OF VIENNA RAISED BY JOHN SOBIESKI

FEBRUARY 1816

          OH, for a kindling touch from that pure flame
          Which ministered, erewhile, to a sacrifice
          Of gratitude, beneath Italian skies,
          In words like these: 'Up, Voice of song! proclaim
          'Thy saintly rapture with celestial aim:
          'For lo! the Imperial City stands released
          'From bondage threatened by the embattled East,
          'And Christendom respires; from guilt and shame
          'Redeemed, from miserable fear set free
          'By one day's feat, one mighty victory.                     10
          '--Chant the Deliverer's praise in every tongue!
          'The cross shall spread, the crescent hath waxed dim;
          'He conquering, as in joyful Heaven is sung,
          'HE CONQUERING THROUGH GOD, AND GOD BY HIM.'


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