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, deeds reciting Sad to hear and sad to tell How, at Roncesvalles fighting, Charles choicest warriors fell60 Matthew Lewis is best known for his Gothic novel, The Monk, which was first published to great success in 1796. MORGAN 9781784993122 PRINT.indd 52 23/04/2018 15:53 ‘Rise Britons, rise now from your slumber’ 53 The combination of rhetorical question and imperative renders this a forceful and passionate poem intent on rousing the people to fight for freedom rather than a ‘glorious doom’. BRITONS, from this fatal slumber, Rouse, your country succour craves

in Ballads and songs of Peterloo