The alliterative Alaric Alexander Watts
Defined as the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. A perfect example of alliteration is given in a poem by Alaric Alexander Watts. Born on this day in 1797 into the world dominated by the Napoleonic Wars. He died in 1864 at the height of the U.S. Civil War.
In his lifetime Europe was in a constant state of war. The greatest force for peace in the history of the world is the European Union. Because of this I find it strange, incredible, that anyone who knows anything about history would want to dismantle the European Union. But today the British People, the Russians and the USA are all working very hard to dismantle the European Union.
The British are taking themselves out of Europe. Putin is trying to exert pressure on Eastern Europe to extend Russian influence back into former East European Communist Economies. Donald Trump has sent Mike Pence on a scouting mission to see if he can tip countries like Poland, Hungary, Romania or Bulgaria out of the Union. They are trying to find cracks to prize the union apart.
Why? What is to be gained by a return to conflict and constant war? Do they all hold shares in Arms Manufacturing companies?
The Siege of Belgrade; by Alaric Alexander Watts
An Austrian army, awfully arrayed,
boldly by battery besieged Belgrade.
Cossack commanders cannonading come,
dealing destruction’s devastating doom.
Every endeavor engineers essay,
for fame, for fortune fighting – furious fray!
Generals ‘gainst generals grapple – gracious God!
How honors Heaven heroic hardihood!
Infuriate, indiscrminate in ill,
kindred kill kinsmen, kinsmen kindred kill.
Labor low levels longest, lofiest lines;
men march ‘mid mounds, ‘mid moles, ‘ mid murderous mines;
now noxious, noisey numbers nothing, naught
of outward obstacles, opposing ought;
poor patriots, partly purchased, partly pressed,
quite quaking, quickly “Quarter! Quarter!” quest.
Reason returns, religious right redounds,
suwarrow stops such sanguinary sounds.
Truce to thee, Turkey! Triumph to thy train,
unwise, unjust, unmerciful Ukraine!
Vanish vain victory! Vanish, victory vain!
Why wish we warfare? Wherefore welcome were
Xerxes, Ximenes, Xanthus, Xavier?
Yield, yield, ye youths! Ye yeomen, yield your yell!
Zeus’, Zarpater’s, Zoroaster’s zeal,
Attracting all, arms against acts appeal!