[Conan]

1 Conan's name, my lay, rehearse,
2 Build to him the lofty verse,
3 Sacred tribute of the bard,
4 Verse, the hero's sole reward.
5 As the flame's devouring force;
6 As the whirlwind in its course;
7 As the thunder's fiery stroke,
8 Glancing on the shivered oak;
9 Did the sword of Conan mow
10 The crimson harvest of the foe.

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Title (in Source Edition): [Conan]
Author: Thomas Gray
Themes: war; glories of past ages
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Thomas Gray: English poems. Web. Oxford: Thomas Gray Archive, 2002p. . http://www.thomasgray.org/texts/poems.shtml

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