Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Greece and Turkey in Europe: Vol. XIX. 1876–79.

Introductory to Greece

On Homer

By Anonymous

STILL in our ears Andromache complains,

And still in sight the fate of Troy remains;

Still Ajax fights, still Hector ’s dragged along,—

Such strange enchantment dwells in Homer’s song;

Whose birth could more than one proud realm adorn,

For all the world is proud that he was born.