Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes. Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Holland: Vols. XIVXV. 187679.
Spain: Guadalete, the River
The Lamentation of Don Roderick
Translated by J. G. Lockhart
Below the Cartuja [Carthusian convent of Xerez] rolls the Guadalete. A small hill, called El Real de Don Rodrigo, marks the head-quarters of the last of the Goths; here the battle was terminated which put an end to his dynasty.Murrays Handbook of Spain.
THE HOSTS of Don Rodrigo were scattered in dismay,
When lost was the eighth battle, nor heart nor hope had they;
He, when be saw that field was lost, and all his hope was flown,
He turned him from his flying host, and took his way alone.
His horse was bleeding, blind, and lame,he could no farther go;