Treasure Island

Gerard Manley Hopkins

(28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889 / Stratford, Essex)

Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

61. The Silver Jubilee 1/3/2003
62. The Soldier 1/3/2003
63. The Starlight Night 12/31/2002
64. The Times Are Nightfall 1/3/2003
65. The Windhover 12/31/2002
66. The Windhover: To Christ Our Lord 1/13/2003
67. The Woodlark 1/3/2003
68. The Wreck Of The Deutschland 12/31/2002
69. Thee, God, I Come from 1/3/2003
70. Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord, If I Contend 1/13/2003
71. To a Young Child 1/3/2003
72. To Him Who Ever Thought with Love of Me 1/3/2003
73. To His Watch 1/3/2003
74. To R.B. 1/3/2003
75. To Seem The Stranger Lies My Lot, My Life 1/13/2003
76. To What Serves Mortal Beauty? 1/3/2003
77. Tom's Garland 1/3/2003
78. What Being in Rank-Old Nature 1/3/2003
79. What Shall I Do For the Land that Bred Me 1/3/2003

The Handsome Heart

at a Gracious Answer


‘But tell me, child, your choice; what shall I buy
You?’—‘Father, what you buy me I like best.’
With the sweetest air that said, still plied and pressed,
He swung to his first poised purport of reply.

What the heart is! which, like carriers let fly—

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