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Lord Beaconsfield

 

The meteor Beaconsfield has pass’d away:

No Burke or Chatham, Gladstone, Peel, or Pitt

No shining star, to guide a nation’s way:

But glitt’ring statesman, novelist and wit.

 

24th April 1881 T.E.M.

 

Thomas Erskine May: Lord Beaconsfield, Parliamentary Archives, ERM/18/17.

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