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A

TALE OF PARAGUAY.

CANTO III.

I.

 Amid those marshy woodlands far and wide
 Which spread beyond the soaring vulture's eye,
 There grew on Empalado's southern side
 Groves of that tree whose leaves adust supply
 The Spaniards with their daily luxury;
 A beverage whose salubrious use obtains
 Thro' many a land of mines and slavery,
 Even over all La Plata's sea-like plains,
And Chili's mountain realm, and proud Peru's domains.