Poem by Thomas Oldham (1816-1878)

 

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Epigram on hearing of the burning of Moscow

 

        May European Liberty
    In Moscow's flames her torch relume!
        And Gallic Tyranny
    In Moscow's ruins find a tomb!

        *     *     *     *     *

    Locke says the soul may slumber;
    Lavater says the soul is seen
        Reflected in the mien;
        The last assertion true,
        Proofs of the first we view
        In faces without number.

 

 

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Written on 2023-08-07 at 00:01

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