Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Holland: Vols. XIV–XV. 1876–79.

Spain: Seville

In Far Lands

By Aubrey Thomas de Vere (1814–1902)

I SEE, I see the domes ascend,

O Seville, o’er thy Guadalquivir:

I see thy breeze-touched cypress bend;

I hear thy moonlit palm-grove shiver.

I know that honor here to those

Who suffered for the Faith is given;

I know, I know that earthly woes

Are secret blessings crowned in heaven.

But ah! against Dunluce’s crags

To watch our green sea-billows swelling!

And ah! once more to hear the stags

In Coona’s stormy oakwoods belling!