Canadian Singers and Their Songs/Jesse Edgar Middleton
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.