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Peace without end ;* from these, with blood defiled,
Hence, and rejoice. The glorious work is done.
* See Washington's farewell address to his fellow-citizens.
On the two last leaves, and written in another hand, are some stanzas in the romance or ballad measure of the Spaniards. The subject is an adventure soon related.
The lonely watch-tower, Larenille,
* The Convent of La Rábida.
They ascended by steps hewn out in the rock ; and, having asked for admittance, were lodged there.
Brothers in arms the Guests appeared ;
The Eldest had a rougher aspect, and there was craft in his eye. He stood a little behind in a long black mantle, his hand resting on the hilt of his sword ; and his white hat and white shoes glittered in the moonshine.t
“ Not here unwelcome, tho' unknown.
Enter and rest!" the Friar said.
* See Bernal Diaz, c. 203; and also a well known portrait of Cortes, ascribed to Titian. Cortes was now in the 43d, Pizarro in the 50th year
of his age.
† Agustin Zaratė, lib. iv. c. 9.