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Normale Version: Humphreys, Colonel David: Addressed to his Royal Highness, The Prince of Brazil,
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Addressed to his Royal Highness,
The Prince of Brazil,
on Taking Leave of the Court of Lisbon, July, 1797.

Farewell, ye flowery fields! where Nature’s hand
Profusely sheds her vegetable store,
Nurtured by genial suns and zephyrs bland!
Farewell, thou Tagus! and the friendly shore:

Long shall my soul thy lost retreats deplore,
Thy haunts where shades of heroes met my eyes.
As oft I mused where Camoens trod before,
I saw the god-like form of Gama rise,

With chiefs renowned beneath your eastern skies.
O, long may peace and glory crown thy scene!
Farewell, just Prince! no sycophantic lay

Insults thy ear. Be what thy sires have been,
Thy great progenitors! who oped the way
Through seas unsailed before to climes of orient day.