THE DYNASTS FOR* SCENE
And visions of shock and disaster Rise red on the year.
The easternmost ruler sits wistful^
And tense he to midward ; The King to the west mans his borders
In front and in rear.
While one they eye, flushed from his crowning*
Ranks legions around him To shake the enisled neighbour nation
And close her career !
SEMICHORUS I. OF RUMOURS (aerial music)
O woven-winged squadrons of Toulon
And fellows of Rochefort, Wait, wait for a wind, and draw westward
Ere Nelson be near !
For he reads not your force, or yoiir freightage
Of warriors fell-handed, Or when they will join for the onset,
Or whither they steer !
O Nelson, so zealous a watcher
Through months-long of cruizing.
Thy foes may elude thee a moment, Put forth, and get clear ;
And rendezvous westerly straightway
With Spain s aiding navies, And hasten to head violation
Of A Ibions frontier !
SPIRIT OF THE YEARS
Methinks too much assurance thrills yoitr note On secrets in my locker, gentle sprites ; 12