by Nahum Tate (1652 - 1715)

Sound the Trumpet and beat the warlike...
Language: English 
Sound the Trumpet and beat the warlike Drum;
The Prince will be with laurels crown’d
Before his manhood comes.
Ah! how pleas’d he is and gay,
When the Trumpet strikes his ear!
His hands like shaking lilies play
And catch at ev’ry spear.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-06-29
Line count: 7
Word count: 43