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Its lips in the field above are dabbled with blood

red heath,

The red-ribb'd ledges drip with a silent horror of

blood,

And Echo there, whatever is ask'd her, answers

'Death.'

2.

For there in the ghastly pit long since a body was

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Mangled, and flatten'd, and crush'd, and dinted into

the ground:

There yet lies the rock that fell with him when he

fell.

3.

Did he fling himself down? who knows? for a great

speculation had fail'd,

And ever he mutter'd and madden'd, and ever

wann'd with despair,

And out he walk'd when the wind like a broken

worldling waif'd,

And the flying gold of the ruin'd woodlands drove

thro' the air.

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