Many of the hymns in his Swan-Song are said to have been composed and sung in that way.
What a prophecy of Vittoria and Waterloo there is in these words—the swan-song of Pitt.
And I suppose, our swan-song will be played on silver flutes!
The first line of Gilbert's swan-song—the only song of his that is remembered.
That was my cradle-song; and this is my swan-song, I suppose.
But this was practically the Swan-song of Punch's no-Popery campaign.
"They regard it as the swan-song of the effete British," said O'Rane.
It was indeed the swan-song of the heart-whole and fancy-free—the swan-song of the unawakened.
"It is the swan-song of expiring feudalism," said the Abb Bossebœuf.
A celestial radiance is reflected in the hymns of his “Swan-Song.”