Oh thou degenerate child of the great and glorious
Who with the Romans strong might couplest the Tyrians deceit!
But those ever governed with vigor the earth they had conquered,-
These instructed the world that they with cunning had won.
Say! what renown does history grant thee? Thou, Roman-like, gainedst
That with the steel, which with gold, Tyrian-like, then thou didst rule!