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Robert Southey: Inscription 05 - for a monument at Silbury Hill
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05 - a number spookily predicted (in this year of Silbury's need) by Robert Southey (1774-1843) in his Inscription 05 - For A Monument at Silbury-Hill. The 05 has nothing to do with 1805 or 2005 but...

This mound in some remote and dateless day
Rear'd o'er a Chieftain of the Age of Hills,
May here detain thee Traveller! from thy road
Not idly lingering. In his narrow house
Some Warrior sleeps below: his gallant deeds
Haply at many a solemn festival
The Bard has harp'd, but perish'd is the song
Of praise, as o'er these bleak and barren downs
The wind that passes and is heard no more.
Go Traveller on thy way, and contemplate
Glory's brief pageant, and remember then
That one good deed was never wrought in vain.

Thanks to Nigel for drawing my attention to this one. Let's hope, "That one good deed was never wrought in vain" is the right deed 'undertaken' for Silbury at this crucial time.

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Posted by Littlestone
24th October 2005ce

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