- The butterfly the ancient Grecians made
- The soul's fair emblem, and its only name—
- But of the soul, escaped the slavish trade
- Of mortal life !—For in this earthly frame
- Ours is the reptile's lot, much toil, much blame,
- Manifold motions making little speed,
- And to deform and kill the things whereon we feed.
1808, published 1817, 1833.
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