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~ Historical & Classical Poetry ~

Another, on the Same Subject.

At length appears the wish'd-for Night,
When my glad Soul shall take her Flight;
Tremble my Limbs, my Eye-balls start,
The Venom's busy at my Heart.
Hark! how the solemn Sisters call,
And point aloft to Odin's Hall!
I come, I come, prepare full Bowls,
Fit Banquet for heroic Souls:
What's Life?I scorn this idle Breath,
I smile in the Embrace of Death!

Thomas Warton the elder (1688?-1745)

English clergyman, schoolmaster, and second professor of poetry at Oxford.

Published in: "
Poems on several Occasions by the Rev. Thomas Warton, London, 1748."