Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “[Latin Hymn]” in Poe’s tale “Epimanies,” Broadway Journal, December 6, 1845


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[[Latin Hymn]]

Mille, mille, mille,

Mille, mille, mille,

Decollavimus, unus homo!

Mille, mille, mille, mille, decollavimus!

Mille, mille, mille,

Vivat qui mille mille occidit!

Tantum vini habet nemo

Quantum sanguinis effudit!

 

A thousand, a thousand, a thousand,

A thousand, a thousand, a thousand,

We, with one warrior have slain!

A thousand, a thousand, a thousand, a thousand,

Sing a thousand over again!

Soho! — let us sing

Long life to our King,

Who knocked over a thousand so fine

Soho! — let us roar,

He has given us more

Red gallons of gore

Than all Syria can furnish of wine!


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Notes:

This version shows the poem as it was published as part of the tale “Epimanes” in the Broadway Journal.


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