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William Falconer (1732 – 1769)

Scottish poet.
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William Falconer
High in his chariot glow'd the lamp of day.
Falconer quotes
Again she plunges! hark! a second shock
Bilges the splitting vessel on the rock;
Down on the vale of death, with dismal cries,
The fated victims shuddering cast their eyes
In wild despair; while yet another stroke
With strong convulsion rends the solid oak:
Ah Heaven!—behold her crashing ribs divide!
She loosens, parts, and spreads in ruin o'er the tide.
The sacred lamp of day
Now dipt in western clouds his parting ray.

Falconer William quotes
Thou living ray of intellectual fire.
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