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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

6343 Leonard Heath John Bartlett

AUTHOR:Leonard Heath
QUOTATION:On a lone barren isle, where the wild roaring billows
  Assail the stern rock, and the loud tempests rave,
The hero lies still, while the dew-drooping willows,
  Like fond weeping mourners, lean over his grave.
The lightnings may flash and the loud thunders rattle;
  He heeds not, he hears not, he’s free from all pain;
He sleeps his last sleep, he has fought his last battle;
  No sound can awake him to glory again!
ATTRIBUTION:The Grave of Bonaparte. 1 
Note 1.
This poem attributed to Leonard Heath was set to music by Lyman Heath (1804–1870). The author is still unknown. [back]