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CHÂTEAU D'ESPAGNE

Long ere that stony height you gain—
Better the safe and pleasant plain!
For, reach the summit, nothing's there
Save mocking sun and empty air
Or a tall cloud-tower in the heaven's span—
Small comfort that to an earthly man!
Castle-of-Spain is builded high
Up above us, beyond the sky. . . .

    Easy we build you, hardly we gain,
    Castle-of-Spain, Castle-of-Spain!

San Pablo, Andalusia.