Canadian Singers and Their Songs/Jesse Edgar Middleton

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JESSE EDGAR MIDDLETON

AUTHOR OF "SEA-DOGS AND MEN-AT-ARMS."

 

 

Reality




These deathless wonders shame the Spanish blade:
Fury of Nero, hate of Sabine maid,
Terror of Olaf at the Christian font,
Love of Leander in the Hellespont.

Men and machines are but a winter breath,
Seen for a moment, then dissolved by death.
Passions of men, the visions men may see
Troop to the confines of Eternity.

—Jesse Edgar Middleton.