THE DYNASTS ACT r
SPIRIT OF THE YEARS
The Tipstaff he
Of the Willóthe Many-masked, my good friend Death.ó The statesman*s feeble form you may perceive Now hustled into the Invisible, And the unfinished game of Dynasties Left to proceed without him !
SPIRIT OF THE PITIES
Here, then, ends
My hope for Europe's reason-wrought repose / He was the friend of peaceódid his great best To shed her balms upon humanity; And now hes gone / No substitute remains.
Ay ; the remainder of the episode is frankly farcical. Negotiations are again affected; but finally you discern Lauderdale applying for passports; and the English Parliament declares to the nation that peace with France cannot be made.
. RUMOURS (concluding) i
The smouldering dudgeon of the Prussian king, meanwhile, upon the horizons rim afar
Bursts into running flame, that all his signs of friendliness were met by moves for war.
Attend and hear, for hear ye faintly may, his manifesto made at Erfurt town,