Nicholas Michell

Pass we high Carmel, with his slopes of green,
Where holy cell and moss-clad tower are seen;
Pass we where shrieking sea-birds wing their flight,
O'er Caesarea's long-forsaken site,
The booming waves, with far-resounding roar,
Lashing the ruins whitening on that shore.

Author's Note: The ruins of Caesarea, a city built by Herod twenty-two years before Christ, are close upon the sea; they consist principally of Roman arches, the remains of the forum, and a theatre. There Paul pleaded before Felix, and was imprisoned two years.

Main Location:

Caesarea, Israel

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