Here you will find the Poem On Reading William Watson's Sonnet Entitled The Purple East of poet Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Restless the Northern Bear amid his snows Crouched by the Neva; menacing is France, That sees the shadow of the Uhlan's lance On her clipped borders; struggling in the throes Of wanton war lies Spain, and deathward goes. And thou, O England, how the time's mischance Hath fettered thee, that with averted glance Thou standest, marble to Armenia's woes! If 'twas thy haughty Dauther of the West That stayed thy hand,, a word had driven away Her sudden ire, and brought her to thy breast! Thy blood makes quick her pulses, and some day, Not now, yet some day, at thy soft behest She by thy side shall hold the world at bay.