„Tell her this
And more,—
That the king of the seas
Weeps too, old, helpless man.
The bustling fates
Heap his hands with corpses
Until he stands like a child
With surplus of toys.“

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„This principle is old, but true as fate,—
Kings may love treason, but the traitor hate.“

—  Thomas Dekker English dramatist and pamphleteer 1572 - 1632
The Honest Whore (1604), Part i, Act iv. Sc. 4. Compare: "Cæsar said he loved the treason, but hated the traitor", Plutarch, Life of Romulus. Compare: "treason is loved of many, but the Traitor hated of all", Robert Greene, Pandosto (1588).

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Of splendid steel
Shall stand secure on sliding fate,
When golden navies weep their freight.“

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„A baby was sleeping,
Its mother was weeping,
For her husband was far on the wild-raging sea.“

—  Samuel Lover Irish song-writer, novelist, and painter 1797 - 1868
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