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LYCUS! on me thy claims are justly great:

Thy milder virtues could my Muse relate,

1[The Rev. John Cecil Tattersall, B.A., of Christ Church, Oxford, who died December 8, 1812, at Hall's Place, Kent, aged twenty-three.] 2 [The "factious strife" was brought on by the breaking up of school, and the dismissal of some volunteers from drill, both happening at the same hour. The butt-end of a musket was aimed at Byron's head, and would have felled him to the ground, but for the interposition of Tattersall. Life, p. 25.]

[John Fitzgibbon, second Earl of Clare (1792-1851), afterwards Governor of Bombay, of whom Byron said, in 1822, "I have always loved him better than any male thing in the world.” — “I never," was his language in 1821,

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Well canst thou boast, to lead in senates fit,

A Spartan firmness, with Athenian wit: Though yet, in embryo, these perfections shine,

LYCUS! thy father's fame will soon be thine.

Where Learning nurtures the superior mind,

What may we hope, from genius thus refin'd;

When time, at length, matures thy growing years,

How wilt thou tower above thy fellow peers!

Prudence and sense, a spirit bold and free,

With Honour's soul, united beam in thee.

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To minds of ruder texture, these be given

Thy soul shall nearer soar its native

heaven.

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