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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Germany: Vols. XVII–XVIII.  1876–79.
 
Ehrenbreitstein
Ehrenbreitstein
Lord Byron (1788–1824)
 
(From Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage)

  HERE Ehrenbreitstein, with her shattered wall
  Black with the miner’s blast, upon her height
  Yet shows of what she was, when shell and ball
  Rebounding idly on her strength did light:
  A tower of victory, from whence the flight        5
  Of baffled foes was watched along the plain:
  But Peace destroyed what War could never blight,
  And laid those proud roofs bare to summer’s rain,—
On which the iron shower for years had poured in vain.
 
 
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