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Lays of Ancient Rome
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Project Gutenberg
The Lays of Ancient Rome (1842) is a once-famous collection of four lays (short narrative poems) by Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859) describing semi-mythical heroic episodes in Roman history with strong dramatic and tragic themes. To them are added two poems dealing with more recent European history, "Ivry" (1824) and "The Armada" (1832).