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British War Poetry in the Age of Romanticism 1793-1815
An electronic edition of Bennett's collection of 350 poems highlighting the complex attitudes to the wars of the period. Includes Bennett's original introduction & a new bibliography of poems not included in the original edition.
1809.4 War Songs
“W.” The Athenaeum, V (March, 1809), p. 242
I mark'd his madly rolling eye,
I caught its furious blood-red flame,
I saw their panic squadrons fly
Where'er th' impetuous warrior came,
With gleaming sword and waving plume,
Like some wild meteor of the gloom.