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15. Thou Timour! in his captive's cage '5)
What thoughts will there be thine,
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 92, line 11.
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 93, line 1.
Note 3, page 93, line 10.
Note 4, page 93, line 19.
The Spaniard, when the lust of sway. Charles V.
Note 5, page 96, line 1.
Thou Timour! in his captive's cage. The cage of Bajazet, by order of Tamerlane.
Note 6, page 96, line 10.
Or like the thief of fire from heaven. Prometheus.
Note 7, page 96, line 16.
« 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
Unmix'd with worldly grief or selfish stain,
Even as the tenderness that hour instils
* See Fox, Burke, and Pitt's eulogy on Mr. Sheridan's speech on the charges exhibited against Mr. Hastings in the House of Commons. Mr. Pitt entreated the House to adjourn, to give time for a calmer consideration of the question than could then occur after the immediate effect of that oration,