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.&. THE DEATH OF THE TFROLESE…

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.&. THE DEATH OF THE TFROLESE LEADER. [WRITTEN IN 1809.1 IIOFER 1 in thy bold bosom glowed, A stream as pure as ever flowed, Beneath a Prince's plume; Nor ever Warrior's nobler toil, In battle for his native soil, Shed glory round his tomb. Rous'd by thy horn from cot and fold,' From forest glen, and rocky boldv With heart and eye of lkme- Like rtishings of the mountain flood, Like lightning from the rifted cloud, Thy band of.brothers came. And -now that heart's rich tide is chilI; That horn is silent on the hill, The gallant chase is done; Scatter d and sunk, the mountain band Throw tile lov d rifle from their hand, The soul of fight is gone 1 But God is all! — Vain warrior-skill, Vain the high soul, the mighty will, Before the word of Heav'n The helm that on the Chieftain's brow, Flash'd fire against the morning's glow, Ilis blood inay (iiiii at ev'n. Yet Hofer in that hour of ill Thine was a brighter laurel still Than the red field e'er gave. The crown, immortal liberty Gives to the few that dare to die And seek her in the grave. Who saw, as levelled the Chasseur His deadly aim, the sbadeof fear Pass o'er the Hero's brow? Who saw his dark eyes martial gaze Turn from the musket's volley'd blaze That laid him calm and low ? '[ So destructive is a cannon ba!i when iu its J force Ihat persons have been known to be kil- led without being struck; this was the case with the unfortunate Captain Downie, oil take Champlain; a 42 pound shot passed close to hllll, al the lower end of Ihe ahdomen, he fell dead without even a sigh being heard j from him; there was not the slightest appear- ance ot his having received any injury.

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