The Sisters' Tragedy: With Other Poems, Lyrical and Dramatic

The Sisters' Tragedy: With Other Poems, Lyrical and Dramatic

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The Sisters' Tragedy: With Other Poems, Lyrical and Dramatic

The Sisters' Tragedy: With Other Poems, Lyrical and Dramatic

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1851–1870

Now there was one who came in later days
To play at Emperor: in the dead of night
Stole crown and sceptre, and stood forth to light
In sudden purple. the dawn’s straggling rays
Showed Paris fettered, murmuring in amaze,
With red hands at her throat — a piteous sight.
Then the new Caesar, stricken with affright
At his own daring, shrunk from public gaze

In the Elysée, and had lost the day
But that around him flocked his birds of prey,
Sharp-beaked, voracious, hungry for the deed.

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