Greek Tragedy

As seen at Sotheby’s … brilliant humour or complete accident?


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.
Author: William Falconer

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