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British War Poetry in the Age of Romanticism 1793-1815, by Betty T. Bennet, Edited by Orianne Smith

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The Inscrutable Ways of Providence
“I. H.”
The Gentlemen's Magazine, LXXV (March 1805), p. 256

B y no exterior grac'd that marks a man,
O rdain'd to execute th' Almighty's plan;
N or yet by birth entitled to behold
A t any distant time his name enroll'd
P re-eminent 'mongst those in Royal State,
A nd arbiter of trembling Europe's fate;
R ejected from his own ill-fated Isle,
T he crown of France he wears—a tyrant vile,
E ncompass'd on his throne by crimes and guile.

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September 2004