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UPON THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH.
SUGGESTED BY THE VIEW OF LANCASTER CASTLE
(ON THE ROAD FROM THE SOUTH).
This Spot-at once unfolding sight so fair
Hill ” ?
Towers, A prison's crown, along this way they past 10 For lingering durance or quick death with
shame, From this bare eminence thereon have cast Their first look-blinded as tears fell in
showers Shed on their chains; and hence that doleful
TENDERLY do we feel by Nature's law
Is sympathy with the unforewarned, who died Blameless-with them that shuddered o'er his
grave, And all who from the law firm safety crave.
THE Roman Consul doomed his sons to die
Is Death, when evil against good has fought
Not to the object specially designed,
State If she, self-shorn of Majesty, ordain That never more shall hang upon her breath The last alternative of Life or Death.