The widow’s only errors were her cries; And mad design her life to sacrifice; For, merely setting husband-dead in place of one of this patibulary race, Was surely not a fault so very grave: Her lover’s life was what she sought to save.
Living drum-boy, truly be it said,
Is better far, than any monarch dead.
But reason ’s fruitless, with a soul on fire
Extremes in ev’ry thing will soonest tire
Possession had his passion quite destroyed
Some ostentation ever is with grief
The plaint is always greater than the woe
Those who weep most the soonest gain relief
Too much you may profess
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