Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Africa: Vol. XXIV. 1876–79.

Egypt, Nubia, and Abyssinia: Nile, the River

The Nile

By Æschylus (525–456 B.C.)

(From Prometheus Chained)
Translated by R. Potter

A LAND far distant, where the tawny race

Dwell near the fountains of the sun, and where

The Nigris pours his dusky waters; wind

Along his banks, till thou shalt reach the fall

Where from the mountains with papyrus crowned

The venerable Nile impetuous pours

His headlong torrent; he shall guide thy steps

To those irriguous plains, whose triple sides

His arms surround.