Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. Killis Campbell), “The Divine Right of Kings,” The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Ginn and Company, 1917, p. 144


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[page 144, continued:]

THE DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS

The only king by right divine

Is Ellen King, and were she mine

I’d strive for liberty no more,

But hug the glorious chains I wore.

Her bosom is an ivory throne,

Where tyrant virtue reigns

No subject vice dare interfere,

To check the power that governs here.

O! would she deign to rule my fate,

I’d worship Kings and kingly state,

And hold this maxim all life long,

The King — my King — can do no wrong.

 


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Notes:

None.

 

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