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And gaze upon the sea ;
It ne'er was ruled by thee!
That Earth is now as free! That Corinth's pedagogue hath now Transferr'd his by-word to thy brow.
Thou Timour! in his captive's cage (5)
What thoughts will there be thine, While brooding in thy prison'd rage ?
But one—“ The world was mine:”
Life will not long confine
16. Or like the thief of fire from heaven, (6)
Wilt thou withstand the shock? And share with him, the unforgiven,
His vulture and his rock! Foredoom'd by God—by man accurst, And that last act, though not thy worst,
The very Fiend's arch mock; (7) He in his fall preserved his pride, And, if a mortal, had as proudly died !
Note 1, page 113, line 2.
The rapture of the strife. Certaminis gaudia, the expression of Attila in his harangue to his army, previous to the battle of Chalons, given in Cassiodorus.
Note 2, page 114, line 1.
He who of old would rend the oak. Milo.
Note 3, page 114, line 10.
The Roman, when his burning heart. Sylla.
Note 4, page 115, line 1.
The Spaniard, when the lust of sway. Charles V.
Note 5, page 118, line 10.
Thou Timour! in his captive's cage. The cage of Bajazet, by order of Tamerlane.
Note 6, page 119, line 1.
Or like the thief of fire from heaven.
Note 7, page 119, line 7.
“ The fiend's arch mock-
DEATH OF THE RIGHT HON. R. B. SHERIDAN.
SPOKEN AT DRURY-LANE THEATRE.
When the last sunshine of expiring day
'Tis not harsh sorrow-but a tenderer woe,
Even as the tenderness that hour instils