Again the Persians wield the unmanly blow And wreak their vengeance on a single foe. The fainting Greek by loss of blood opprest Still feels the patriot rise within his breast. Within his teeth the shattered ship he held Nor in his soul, one wish for life rebelled. But strength decaying, fate supprest his breath And o’er his brows, expand the dews of death; The Elysium plains his generous spirit trod “He lived a Hero and he died a God” By vengeance fired, the Grecians from the deep With rage and shouting, scale the lofty ship, Then in the briny bosom of the main They hurl in heaps the living and the slain. Thro’ the wide shore resound, triumphant cries, Fill all the seas, and thunder thro’ the skies.