Quotation by George Thomas Lanigan

With the noise of the mourning of the Swattish nation!
Fallen is at length
Its tower of strength;
Its sun is dimmed ere it had nooned;
Dead lies the great Ahkoond,
The great Ahkoond of Swat
Is not!
George Thomas Lanigan (1845–1886), U.S. poet. What, what, what/ What's the news from Swat? (L. 46–52). . .

Norton Book of Light Verse, The. Russell Baker, ed. (1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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