|Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.|
Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Holland: Vols. XIVXV. 187679.
|Lord Byron (17881824)|
(From Childe Harolds Pilgrimage)
O ALBUERA, glorious field of grief!
| As oer thy plain the pilgrim pricked his steed,|
| Who could foresee thee, in a space so brief,|
| A scene where mingling foes should boast and bleed!|
| Peace to the perished! may the warriors mead|| 5|
| And tears of triumph their reward prolong!|
| Till others fall where other chieftains lead,|
| Thy name shall circle round the gaping throng,|
|And shine in worthless lays, the theme of transient song.|