An iron hand has stilled the throatsThat throbbed with loud and rhythmic gleeAnd dammed the flood of silver notesThat drenched the world in melody.
Twilight's soft dews steal o'er the village-green, With magic tints to harmonize the scene stilled is the hum that through the hamlet broke When round the nuns of their ancient oak The peasants flocked to hear the minstrel play, And games and carols closed the busy day.samuel rogers
"He insulted me, hit me, beat me, robbed me" for those who brood on this, hostility isn't stilled. "He insulted me, hit me, beat me, robbed me" for those who don't brood on this, hostility is stilled. Hostilities aren't stilled through hostility, regardless. Hostilities are stilled through non-hostility: this, an unending truth. (Verses 3-5)