John Arthur Phillips

(1842-1907 / Canada)

John Arthur Phillips Poems

1. Cyder: Book I 1/1/2004
2. The Factory Girl 1/3/2003
3. The Splendid Shilling 1/1/2004
4. Cyder: Book Ii 1/1/2004
Best Poem of John Arthur Phillips

Cyder: Book Ii

O Harcourt, Whom th' ingenuous Love of Arts
Has carry'd from Thy native Soil, beyond
Th' eternal Alpine Snows, and now detains
In Italy's waste Realms, how long must we
Lament Thy Absence? Whilst in sweet Sojourn
Thou view'st the Reliques of old Rome; or what,
Unrival'd Authors by their Presence, made
For ever venerable, rural Seats,
Tibur, and Tusculum, or Virgil's Urn
Green with immortal Bays, which haply Thou,
Respecting his great Name, dost now approach
With bended Knee, and strow with purple Flow'rs;
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