Samuel Rogers Poems
- A Wish Mine be a cot beside the hill, A bee-hive's hum shall...
- Italy : 14. Venice There is a glorious City in the Sea. The ...
- 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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Mine be a cot beside the hill,
A bee-hive's hum shall sooth my ear;
A willowy brook, that turns a mill,
With many a fall shall linger near.
The swallow, oft, beneath my thatch,
Shall twitter from her clay-built nest;
Oft shall the pilgrim lift the latch,
And share my meal, a welcome guest.
Around my ivy'd porch shall spring
Each fragrant flower that drinks the dew;
And Lucy, at her wheel, shall sing
In russet gown and apron blue.
The village-church, among the trees,
Where first our marriage-vows were giv'n,
With merry peals shall swell the ...