Non Plus Ultra

Non plus ultra, so the Spaniards said,
Beyond horizon, no more to be found
Last land on the face of the earth,
See: all sea, no more ground…
Ireland, Iceland! Outpost Isles of the West:
Non plus ultra, so the Spaniards said:
Soon proved wrong when put to the test!
And the guilty, through their ignorance: dead!
The gold gone east, to make the great the best,
From Amerigo-Argentine to where the foreigners reign
Poor people, in the isles Far West
Their words of hope for tomorrow: the old motto of Spain
In the good old days when the Stranger believed
There was nothing more beyond: Non Plus Ultra.

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