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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882).  Complete Poetical Works.  1893.
 
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From the Spanish.
Ancient Spanish Ballads.
I. Rio Verde, Rio Verde
 
          In the chapter with this title in Outre-Mer, besides illustrations from Byron and Lockhart are the three following examples, contributed by Mr. Longfellow.

RIO VERDE, Rio Verde!
  Many a corpse is bathed in thee,
Both of Moors and eke of Christians,
  Slain with swords most cruelly.
 
And thy pure and crystal waters        5
  Dappled are with crimson gore;
For between the Moors and Christians
  Long has been the fight and sore.
 
Dukes and counts fell bleeding near thee,
  Lords of high renown were slain,        10
Perished many a brave hidalgo
  Of the noblemen of Spain.
 
 
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