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"I GRIEVED FOR BUONAPARTE"

      I GRIEVED for Buonaparte, with a vain
      And an unthinking grief! The tenderest mood
      Of that Man's mind--what can it be? what food
      Fed his first hopes? what knowledge could 'he' gain?
      'Tis not in battles that from youth we train
      The Governor who must be wise and good,
      And temper with the sternness of the brain
      Thoughts motherly, and meek as womanhood.
      Wisdom doth live with children round her knees:
      Books, leisure, perfect freedom, and the talk                   10
      Man holds with week-day man in the hourly walk
      Of the mind's business: these are the degrees
      By which true Sway doth mount; this is the stalk
      True Power doth grow on; and her rights are these.
                                                              1801.


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