I recur to it here as a plausible suggestion only, in connection with my theme.
The theme was the same as that of Mr. Gladstone's letter, to which it was regarded as an answer.
A subject was offered him, in which no other poet would have found a theme for the Muse.
His eyes shone, and his face flushed with the fervor of his theme.
At the present moment it is to me the only theme worthy of a man's entire attention.
On this theme methinks I could frame a tale with a deep moral.
Then he murmured a few ominous generalities on the theme of necessity.
And when she paused breathless her husband took up the theme.
The subject is Liberty: you know, my honoured friend, how dear the theme is to me.
The three works will serve to complete each other, and they complete a cycle of the theme.