DUKE OF BRUNSWICK.
[Written on the occasion of the death,
by drowning, of the Prince.]
THOU wert forcibly seized by the
hoary lord of the river,--
Holding thee, ever he shares with
thee his streaming domain,
Calmly sleepest thou near his urn as it silently trickles,
Till thou to action art roused, waked
by the swift-rolling flood.
Kindly be to the people, as when thou still wert a mortal,
Perfecting that as a god, which thou
didst fail in, as man.