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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
England: Vols. I–IV. 1876–79.


For a Column at Newbury

By Robert Southey (1774–1843)

CALL’ST thou thyself a patriot? On this field

Did Falkland fall, the blameless and the brave,

Beneath the banners of that Charles whom thou

Abhorrest for a tyrant. Dost thou boast

Of loyalty? The field is not far off

Where, in rebellious arms against his king,

Hampden was killed,—that Hampden at whose name

The heart of many an honest Englishman

Beats with congenial pride. Both uncorrupt,

Friends to their common country both, they fought,

They died, in adverse armies. Traveller!

If with thy neighbor thou shouldst not accord,

Remember these, our famous countrymen,

And quell all angry and injurious thoughts.