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First Line: In that old pump-room, as I stood alone
Last Line: And little caius cooed on british ground.
Subject(s): "great Britain - Roman Conquest; Nash, Richard (""beau"") (1674-1762);


In that old pump-room, as I stood alone
Beside the Bath, the old waters of the sun,
I thought of two past eras. All were gone
To evening haunts of pleasure and of fun.
As they went off to dine, and dance, and sup,
The Bath began to teem with modish ghosts,
A reach of Lethe, sending bubbles up
From bygone dandies, and forgotten toasts.
Then, for relief, I turn'd to see and hear
An older past, with fancy's eye, that takes
Fond retrospects, and fancy's ear, that makes
A sound of her own longings. Ofttimes here
A home and grave the peaceful Roman found
And little Caius cooed on British ground.





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