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In peace, Love tunes the shepherd's reed;
In war, he mounts the warrior's steed;
In halls, in gay attire is seen;
In hamlets, dances on the green.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove,
And men below, and saints above;
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
For a laggard in love, and a dastard in war,
Was to wed the fair Ellen of brave Lochinvar.
Civil war is a species of misery which introduces men to strange bedfellows.
The wind breath'd soft as lover's sigh,
And, oft renew'd, seem'd oft to die,
With breathless pause between,
O who, with speech of war and woes,
Would wish to break the soft repose
Of such enchanting scene!
In the lost battle,
Borne down by the flying,
Where mingles war's rattle
With groans of the dying.
War's a fearsome thing. They'll be cunning that catches me at this wark again.
So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war,
There never was knight like the young Lochinvar.
O come ye in peace here, or come ye in war,
Or to dance at our bridal, young Lord Lochinvar?
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