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Feelings Of A Republican On The Fall Of Bonaparte

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I hated thee, fallen tyrant! I did groan
To think that a most unambitious slave,
Like thou, shouldst dance and revel on the grave
Of Liberty. Thou mightst have built thy throne
Where it had stood even now: thou didst prefer
A frail and bloody pomp which Time has swept
In fragments towards Oblivion. Massacre,
For this I prayed, would on thy sleep have crept,
Treason and Slavery, Rapine, Fear, and Lust,
And stifled thee, their minister. I know

Too late, since thou and France are in the dust,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 September 2016

A great dislike for Nepolean and tyrants like him expressed by a republican who loved liberty over any thing. A great poem.

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