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Unlike to living sounds it came,
Unmixed, unmelodised with breath;

But, grinding through some scrannel frame,
Creaked from the bony lungs of death.

I hear it still—“Depart,” it cries;
“No tribute bear to shades unblest:
“Know, here a bloody Druid lies,

“Who was not nursed at Nature's breast.

“Associate he with demons dire,
“O'er human victims held the knife,

“And pleased to see the babe expire,
“Smiled grimly o'er its quivering life.

“Behold his crimson-streaming hand *
“Erect!—his dark, fixed, murderous eye!”

In the dim cave I saw him stand;
And my heart died—I felt it die.

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I see him still—Dost thou not see
The haggard eye-ball's hollow glare?

And gleams of wild ferocity
Dart through the sable shade of hair?

What meagre form behind him moves,
With eye that rues th’ invading day;

And wrinkled aspect wan, that proves
The mind to pale remorse a prey?

What wretched—Hark—the voice replies,
“Boy, bear these idle honours hence!

“For, here a guilty hermit lies,
“Untrue to Nature, Virtue, Sense.

“Though Nature lent him powers to aid “The moral cause, the mutual weal; Those powers he sunk in this dim shade, The desperate suicide of zeal.

“Go, teach the drone of saintly haunts,
“Whose cell's the sepulchre of time;

“Though many a holy hymn he chaunts,
“His life is one continued crime.

“And bear them hence, the plant, the flower;
“No symbols those of systems vain!

“They have the duties of their hour;
“Some bird, some insect to sustain.”

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