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Famous Sheridan Poems by Famous Poets

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by Burns, Robert

Thou, Pitt, shalt rue this overthrow,
And Thurlow growl a curse of woe,
 And Melville melt in wailing:
Now Fox and Sheridan rejoice,
And Burke shall sing, “O Prince, arise!
 Thy power is all-prevailing!”

For your poor friend, the Bard, afar
He only hears and sees the war,
 A cool spectator purely!
So, when the storm the forest rends,
The robin in the hedge descends,
 And sober chirps securely.

Now, for my friends’ and brethren’s sakes,
And for my dear-lov’d Land ...Read More

by Crowley, Aleister
...[Dedicated to Horace Sheridan-Bickers]

A vision of flushed faces, shining limbs,
The madness of the music that entrances
All life in its delirium of dances!
The white world glitters in the void, and swims
Through the infinite seas of transcendental trances.
Yea! all the hoarded seed of all my fancies
Bursts in a shower of suns! The wine-cup brims
And bubbles over; I drink d...Read More

by Robinson, Mary Darby
...trembling string;
While the proud tribute §to thy mem'ry paid,
The voice of GENIUS on the gale shall fling. 

Yes, SHERIDAN! thy soft melodious verse
Still vibrates on a nation's polish'd ear;
Fondly it hover'd o'er the sable hearse,
Hush'd the loud plaint, and triumph'd in a tear. 

In life united by congenial minds,
Dear to the MUSE, to sacred friendship true;
Around her darling's urn a wreath SHE binds,
A deathless wreath­immortaliz'd by YOU! 

But say, dear shade...Read More

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