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પ્રકરણ ૩૫[૧]
કુરુક્ષેત્રના ચિરંજીવી અને ભારતવર્ષનું ભવિષ્ય
Such is the aspect of this Shore;
'Tis Greece, but living Greece no more!
So coldly sweet, so deadly fair,
We start, for soul is wanting there.
Here is the loveliness of death
That parts not quite with parting breath;
But beauty with that fearful bloom,
That hue which haunts it to the tomb,
Expression's last receding ray,
A gilded halo hovering round decay,
The farewell beam of feeling past away !
Spark of that flame, perchance of heavenly birth
Which gleams, but warms no more its cherish'd earth !
X    X    X   X    X
Approach thou craven crouching slave !
X    X    X   X    X
These scenes, their story not unknown,
Arise and make again your own ;
Snatch from the ashes of your sires
The embers of the former fires !
Byron's Giaour.

And thou Delhi, whom I am looking down upon from the top of a minaret ! Delhi, the barbarous, the cultivated, the heroic ! What do I see ? A fortress, a mosque, a plain ! A fortress where through centuries of glorious deeds or fearful crimes, dark plots and secret tragedies, the great figures of thine


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