The Vision of Judgment 005


This was a handsome board - at least for heaven;
And yet they had even then enough to do,
So many conqueror's cars were daily driven,
So many kingdoms fitted up anew;
Each day too slew its thousands six or seven,
Till at the crowning carnage, Waterloo,
They threw their pens down in divine disgust -
The page was so besmear'd with blood and dust.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)