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Another despot of the kind !
Such chains as his were sure to bind.

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Suli, a promontory in
the island of Crete.
Parga, a town on the
southern coast of Asia
Minor.
Doric was one of the
four dialects of which
the ancient Greek
language consisted,
and was used by the
Spartans.
Heracleidan, the He.
racleides were the an-
cestors of the Greeks,
and the descendants
of Hercules.

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Fill high the bowl with Samian wine!

On Suli's * rock and Parga's * shore
Exists the remnant of a line

Such as the Doric * mothers bore;
And there, perhaps, some seed is sown
The Heracleidan * blood might own.
Trust not for freedom to the Franks :

They have a king who buys and sells ;
In native swords, and native ranks,

The only hope of courage dwells :
But Turkish force and Latin fraud,
Would break your shield, however broad.
Fill high the bowl with Samian wine!

Our virgins dance beneath the shade,
I see their glorious black eyes

shine :
But gazing on each glowing maid,
Mine own the burning tear-drop laves,
To think such breasts must suckle slaves.

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Sunium (Cape Colon. na), a cape and town south of Athens. There, swan-like, &c., the ancients believed that the souls of poets, after death, passed into the bodies of swans, and the last verses composed by a poet were called his Tswan-song."

Place me on Sunium's * marbled steep,

Where nothing, save the waves and I,
May hear our mutual murmurs sweep:

There, swan-like,* let me sing and die ;
A land of slaves shall ne'er be mine
Dash down yon cup of Samian wine.

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