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בס"ד

Stanza,

From A Hebrew Poem of Aben Ezra,
Translated From The Original
By A. A., of Liverpool.

In songs of luxury and love, the Ishmaelite pours forth his soul,
The Idumean’s warlike strains—revenge and hostile deeds extol;
The Greek in classic note proclaims his love of science and of art;
And chaunting their enigmas wild, the Indians parables impart.
But ‘tis the Israelite alone to whom that sacred theme belongs,
To praise the Lord, the God of Hosts, in tones of love and endless songs.