Alaric Alexander Watts

England
Alaric Alexander Watts
England
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The Death Of Pompey The Great

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States vanish, ages fly;
But leave one task unchanged—to suffer and to die. ~ HEMANS.


Not when his golden eagles flew,
In sun-bright splendour o'er him,
When he came, and saw, and overthrew,
And kings bent down before him;
Not in his hour of regal pride,
When his navies darkening Egypt's tide,
To fame and conquest bore him,—
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