Alfred Domett

(20 May 1811 – 2 November 1887 / Camberwell, Surrey)

Poems of Alfred Domett

1. A Christmas Hymn 1/1/2004
2. A Glee For Winter 1/1/2004
3. A Maori Girl's Song 1/4/2003
4. An Invitation 1/4/2003

A Christmas Hymn

IT was the calm and silent night!
Seven hundred years and fifty-three
Had Rome been growing up to might,
And now was Queen of land and sea.
No sound was heard of clashing wars;
Peace brooded o’er the hush’d domain;
Apollo, Pallas, Jove and Mars,
Held undisturb’d their ancient reign,
In the solemn midnight

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