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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Asia: Vols. XXI–XXIII. 1876–79.

Introductory to Syria

The Holy Land

By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

THOSE holy fields

Over whose acres walked those blessed feet,

Which, fourteen hundred years ago, were nail’d,

For our advantage, on the bitter cross.