Another of the “Historic Pencilings,” was on the “Death of Pericles.” This was its last stanza:
No! let the brutal conquerorOnly one of his poems seems to have been inspired by the tender passion. It is dated May 31st, 1834. Who this bright Vision was to whom the poem was addressed, or whether it was ever visible to any but the poet's eye, has not transpired.
Still glut his soul with war,
And let the ignoble million
With shouts surround his car;
But dearer far the lasting fame
Which twines its wreaths with peace—
Give me the tearless memory
Of the mighty one of Greece.