„Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway“

"Boadicea" (1782).
Контексте: "Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway;
Where his eagles never flew,
None invincible as they."Such the bard's prophetic words, Pregnant with celestial fire, Bending as he swept the chords Of his sweet but awful lyre.

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