Excerpt from Athalie: Tragédie En Cinq Actes; With Grammatical and Explanatory Notes
The beautiful poem on the vain occupations of worldly people, which we give at the end Of this Introduction, was the poet's last composition. Separated from the world, Racine loved only his G... od and his King. From the moment that Louis XIV. Ceased to smile upon him, he sought his only refuge in God he left Versailles with cheerful calmness for that heavenly Jerusalem, of the everlasting serenity of which he had occasionally enjoyed some glimpses upon earth.
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