Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes. Germany: Vols. XVIIXVIII. 187679.
William Maginn (17941842)
Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor, confessedly the most eminent of the schoolmen, died in 1274, at the Convent of Fossanova, near Terracina, where he had been compelled to stop by illness, while on his way to the second Council of Lyons, to which he was repairing by order of the Pope . He had been educated at Cologne, under the tuition of Albert, called, by his contemporaries, the Great, on account of his scholastic attainments; and it is said that at the moment of Aquinass death, Albert, then eighty-four, was with his pupils at Cologne, when he suddenly burst into tears, and exclaimed that Aquinas was dead.
THE STUDIES were over, the volumes were closed,
Albertus the Great from his labors reposed;
His table was laid by the banks of the Rhine,
Gay laughed his young pupils, gay past round the wine.