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Ν Ο Τ Ε S

TO THE

ODE TO NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE.

Note 1, page 165, 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 166, line 1.
He who of old would rend the oak.

Milo.

Note 3, page 166, line 10.
The Roman, when his burning heart.

Sylla.

Note 4, page 167, line 1.

The Spaniard, when the lust of sway. Charles V.

Note 5, page 170, line 10.

Thou Timour! in his captive's cage. The cage of Bajazet, by order of Tamerlane.

Note 6, page 171, line 1.

Or like the thief of fire from heaven. Prometheus.

Note 7, page 171, line 7.
The
very

Fiend's arch mock.

« The fiend's arch mock-
“ To lip a wanton,

and
suppose her chaste.”

Shakspeare.

MONODY

ON THE

DEATH OF THE RIGHT HON. R. B. SHERIDAN.

SPOKEN AT DRURY-LANE THEATRE.

MONOD Y

ON THE

DEATH OF THE RIGHT HON. R. B. SHERIDAN.

When the last sunshine of expiring day
In summer's twilight weeps itself away,
Who hath not felt the softness of the hour
Sink on the heart, as dew along the flower ?
With a pure feeling which absorbs and awes
While Nature makes that melancholy pause,
Her breathing moment on the bridge where Time
Of light and darkness forms an arch sublime,
Who hath not shared that calm so still and deep,
The voiceless thought which would not speak but weep,
A holy concord—and a bright regret,
A glorious sympathy with suns that set ?

VOL. IV.

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