The Works of Lord Byron (ed. Coleridge, Prothero)/Poetry/Volume 3/Hebrew Melodies/Saul
Thou whose spell can raise the dead,
"Why is my sleep disquieted?
Seaham, Feb., 1815.
He stands amidst an earthly cloud,
And the mist mantled o'er his floating shroud.—[MS. erased.]
- At once and scorched beneath ——.—[MS. Copy (l, 2).]
- Bloodless are these bones ——.—[MS.]
- ["Since we have spoken of witches," said Lord Byron at Cephalonia, in 1823, "what think you of the witch of Endor? I have always thought this the finest and most finished witch-scene that ever was written or conceived; and you will be of my opinion, if you consider all the circumstances and the actors in the case, together with the gravity, simplicity, and dignity of the language."—Conversations on Religion with Lord Byron, by James Kennedy, M.D., London, 1830, p. 154.]