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[by A. B Grosart]
On the same being sent to the Queen of Sweden
O virgin Queen of the North, expert in war,
Christina, th' Arctic heaven's fair-shining star,
See the hard helmet's furrows on my brow
Though old, not sluggard, yet in arms I go.
Whilst in Fate's pathless toils I struggle still,
And work the mandates of the people's will,
To you this shade its reverent forehead bends,
My looks not always stern to royal friends.
*On the same, Cromwell's portrait [AJ]
Marvell, Andrew.The Complete Poems.
George deF. Lord, Ed.
London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1984. 248.
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