And ancient towers crown his brow,
That cast an awful look below ;
whose ragged walls the ivy creeps; -
And with her arms from falling keeps ; |
So both a safety from the wind
One mutual dependence find.
'Tis now the raven's bleak abode :
'Tis now th' apartment of the toad;
And there the fox securely feeds; :
And there the pois'nous adder breeds. }
Conceal’d in ruins, moss, and weeds: *
while, ever and anon, there falls
Huge heaps of hoary moulder'd walls.
Yet time has been, that lifts the low,