William Maginn, "Oh! Mortal Man, How Varied Is Thy Lot" (from "The Galongee: A Fragment of a Turkish Tale"; 1821)

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Editorial Note

  • "Leman lake" is a different way of referring to Lake Geneva.
  • This poem appears within a larger text entitled "The Galiongee: A Fragment of a Turkish Tale," which is introduced in the following manner, in Blackwood Magazine 9 (May 1821): 136.