Samuel Rogers Poems
- Italy : 14. Venice There is a glorious City in the Sea. The ...
- A Wish Mine be a cot beside the hill, A bee-hive's hum shall...
- Human Life The lark has sung his carol in the sky; The bees...
- An Epistle To A Friend When, with a Reaumur's skill, thy ...
- An Epitaph On A Robin Red-Brea... Tread lightly here, for ...
- Italy : 12. Italy Am I in Italy? Is this the Mincius? Are ...
- Italy : 22. Ginevra If thou shouldst ever come by choice or ...
an English poet, during his lifetime one of the most celebrated, although his fame has long since been eclipsed by his Romantic colleagues and friends Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron. His recollections of these and other friends such as Charles James Fox are key sources for information about London artistic and literary life, with which he was intimate, and which he used his wealth to support. He made his money as a banker and was also a discriminating art collector.
His literary production remained slow. An Epistle to a Friend (the above-mentioned Conversation Sharp), published in 1798, describes Rogers's ideal of a happy life. This was followed by The Voyage of Columbus (1810), ... more »
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Italy : 14. Venice
There is a glorious City in the Sea.
The Sea is in the broad, the narrow streets,
Ebbing and flowing; and the salt sea-weed
Clings to the marble of her palaces.
No track of men, no footsteps to and fro,
Lead to her gates. The path lies o'er the Sea,
Invisible; and from the land we went,
As to a floating City -- steering in,
And gliding up her streets as in a dream,
So smoothly, silently -- by many a dome,
Mosque-like, and many a stately portico,
The statues ranged along an azure sky;
By many a pile in more than Eastern pride,
Of old the residence of ...