The Revenge of AMERICA.
1 WHEN fierce PISARRO'S legions flew
2 O'er ravag'd fields of rich Peru,
3 Struck with his bleeding people's woes,
4 Old India's aweful Genius rose.
5 He sat on Andes' topmost stone,
6 And heard a thousand nations groan;
7 For grief his feathery crown he tore,
8 To see huge PLATA foam with gore;[Page 205]
9 He broke his arrows, stampt the ground,
10 To view his cities smoaking round.
11 What woes, he cry'd, hath lust of gold
12 O'er my poor country widely roll'd;
13 Plunderers proceed! my bowels tear,
14 But ye shall meet destruction there;
15 From the deep-vaulted mine shall rise
16 Th' insatiate fiend, pale Avarice!
17 Whose steps shall trembling Justice fly,
18 Peace, Order, Law, and Amity!
19 I see all Europe's children curst
20 With lucre's universal thirst:
21 The rage that sweeps my sons away,
22 My baneful gold shall well repay.
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Title (in Source Edition): The Revenge of AMERICA.
Author: Joseph Warton
Themes: virtue; vice; other countries; fighting; conflict
References: DMI 27969
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