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THE OLD MAN OF THE ALPS.*
[The poem of Lewti appeared in The Morning Post of April 13, 1798 (vide supra, p. 100), with the signature of “Nicias Erythræus.” The same signature had been previously appended to the following poem, entitled “The Old Man of the Alps,' which appeared in the number for March 8, 1798. This seems to be strong presumptive evidence in favour of Coleridge's authorship, in the absence of any other claimant ; but as Coleridge never otherwise owned the production, and there exists no collateral proof, we have thought it better to relegate it to the Appendix.-Ed.] TRANGER! whose eyes a look of pity show,
Say, will you listen to a tale of woe ?
* Morning Post, March 8, 1798.
Singing in woods or bounding o'er the lawn
I hoped that those fierce tempests soon to rave