Trumpet’s Loud Clangor

The trumpet’s loud clangor
Excites us to arms
With shrill notes of anger
And mortal alarms.
The double, double, double beat
Of the thundering drum
Cries, hark! the foes come:
Charge, charge! ’tis too late to retreat.

A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day Part III  (John Dryden)

 

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