November, 1806

. Another year!--another deadly blow!
  Another mighty Empire overthrown!
  And We are left, or shall be left, alone;
  The last that dare to struggle with the Foe.
  'Tis well! from this day forward we shall know
  That in ourselves our safety must be sought;
  That by our own right hands it must be wrought;
  That we must stand unpropped, or be laid low.
  O dastard whom such foretaste doth not cheer!
  We shall exult, if they who rule the land
  Be men who hold its many blessings dear,
  Wise, upright, valiant; not a servile band,
  Who are to judge of danger which they fear,
  And honour which they do not understand.

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