Caroline Anne Bowles Southey
Caroline Anne Bowles Southey Poems
- The Christian Pauper's Death-B... Tread softly - bow the head ...
- The Little Ladybird Ladybird, ladybird! fly away home! The ...
- The Primrose I saw it in my evening walk A little lonely ...
- To Death Come not in terrors clad, to claim An unresisting ...
- The Mariner's Hymn Launch thy bark, mariner! Christian, God ...
- I Weep, But Not Rebellious Tea... I weep, but not rebellious ...
- Gracious Rain The east wind had whistled for many a ...
Caroline Anne Southey (1786 – 1854), was an English poet and second wife of Robert Southey.
Born Caroline Anne Bowles, born in Lymington she was the daughter of a navy captain. She submitted a poem, "Ellen Fitzarthur", to Robert Southey which led to a friendship. They proposed a joint poem on Robin Hood, but this was not carried out. She did, however, eventually become the ... more »
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The Christian Pauper's Death-Bed
Tread softly - bow the head -
In rev'rent silence bow -
No passing bell doth toll,
Yet an immortal soul
IS passing now.
Stranger! however great,
With lowly rev'rence bow;
There's one in that poor shed -
One by that paltry bed -
Greater than thou.
Beneath that beggar's roof,
Lo! Death doth keep his state,
Enter - no crowds attend -
Enter - no guards defend
That pavement, damp and cold,
No smiling courtiers tread;
One silent woman stands,
Lifting with meagre hands
A dying head.
No mingling ...