Charles Churchill

(February, 1731 - 4 November 1764 / Westminster)

Charles Churchill Poems

1. Times 1/1/2004
2. The Rosciad 4/19/2010
3. The Prophecy Of Famine 4/19/2010
4. The Journey 4/19/2010
5. The Ghost: Book III (excerpt) 1/1/2004
6. The Ghost: Book II (excerpt) 1/1/2004
7. The Ghost - Book IV 4/19/2010
8. The Ghost - Book I 4/19/2010
9. The Farewell 4/19/2010
10. The Duellist - Book III 4/19/2010
11. The Duellist - Book II 4/19/2010
12. The Duellist - Book I 4/19/2010
13. The Conference 4/19/2010
14. The Candidate 4/19/2010
15. The Author 4/19/2010
16. The Apology 4/19/2010
17. Lines Written In Windsor Park 4/19/2010
18. Independence 4/19/2010
19. Gotham - Book III 4/19/2010
20. Gotham - Book II 4/19/2010

Gotham - Book II

How much mistaken are the men who think
That all who will, without restraint may drink,
May largely drink, e'en till their bowels burst,
Pleading no right but merely that of thirst,
At the pure waters of the living well,
Beside whose streams the Muses love to dwell!
Verse is with them a knack, an idle toy,
A rattle gilded o'er, on which a boy
May play untaught, whilst, without art or force,

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