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"All is vanity, saith the Preacher"
When coldness wraps this suffering clay
On the day of the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus
By the rivers of Babylon we sat down and wept
"The Emperor Nepos was acknowledged by the Senate, by the Italians, and by the Provincials of "Gaul; his moral virtues, and military talents, were loudly celebrated; and those who derived any private benefit from his government, announced in prophetic strains the restoration of public felicity.
"By this shameful abdication, he protracted his life
" a few years, in a very ambiguous state, between
an Emperor and an Exile, till
Gibbon's Decline and Fall, vol. 6, p. 220.