Daily Archives: October 13, 2016

Poem – An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog

Good people all, of every sort, Give ear unto my song;  And if you find it wondrous short, It cannot hold you long. In Islington there was a man Of whom the world might say, That still a godly race … Continue reading

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Poem – An Epigram 

ADDRESSED TO THE GENTLEMEN REFLECTED ON IN THE ROSCIAD,A POEM, BY THE AUTHOR Worried with debts and past all hopes of bail, His pen he prostitutes t’ avoid a gaol. ROSCOM. LET not the ‘hungry’ Bavius’ angry stroke Awake resentment, … Continue reading

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Poem – A Sonnet 

WEEPING, murmuring, complaining, Lost to every gay delight; MYRA, too sincere for feigning, Fears th’ approaching bridal night. Yet, why impair thy bright perfection?  Or dim thy beauty with a tear? Had MYRA followed my direction, She long had wanted … Continue reading

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Poem – A New Simile 

IN THE MANNER OF SWIFT LONG had I sought in vain to find A likeness for the scribbling kind; The modern scribbling kind, who write In wit, and sense, and nature’s spite: Till reading, I forget what day on,  A … Continue reading

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Poem – Memory 

O MEMORY, thou fond deceiver, Still importunate and vain, To former joys recurring ever, And turning all the past to pain: Thou, like the world, th’ oppress’d oppressing, Thy smiles increase the wretch’s woe: And he who wants each other … Continue reading

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Poem – Translation 

CHASTE are their instincts, faithful is their fire, No foreign beauty tempts to false desire; The snow-white vesture, and the glittering crown, The simple plumage, or the glossy down Prompt not their loves:– the patriot bird pursues  His well acquainted … Continue reading

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