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COMPOSED OR SUGGESTED DURING A TOUR IN THE SUMMER OF 1833

XXI. TYNWALD HILL

          ONCE on the top of Tynwald's formal mound
          (Still marked with green turf circles narrowing
          Stage above stage) would sit this Island's King,
          The laws to promulgate, enrobed and crowned:
          While, compassing the little mount around,
          Degrees and Orders stood, each under each:
          Now, like to things within fate's easiest reach
          The power is merged, the pomp a grave has found.
          Off with yon cloud, old Snafell! that thine eye
          Over three Realms may take its widest range;                10
          And let, for them, thy fountains utter strange
          Voices, thy winds break forth in prophecy,
          If the whole State must suffer mortal change
          Like Mona's miniature of sovereignty.


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