Thomas Parnell

(1679 - 1718 / Ireland)

Thomas Parnell Poems

1. Habakkuk 4/17/2010
2. Chloris Appearing In A Looking Glass 4/17/2010
3. Untitled Fragment 4/17/2010
4. Health, An Eclogue 4/17/2010
5. Caius Rubrius Urbanus Romae In Domo Lud: Matthæi. E Grutero 4/17/2010
6. Deborah 4/17/2010
7. Hannah 4/17/2010
8. I Lookd & In A Moment Run 4/17/2010
9. Fragmentary Ending Of A Poem Ii 4/17/2010
10. On Ye Plott Against King William 4/17/2010
11. To Mr Brown On His Book Against T--- 4/17/2010
12. Hark The Thundring Drums Inviting 4/17/2010
13. Meditation Before Sacrament 4/17/2010
14. On Dr. Brown's Death 4/17/2010
15. The Hint Fm French 4/17/2010
16. When Ore My Temples Balmy Vapours Rise 4/17/2010
17. Ye Wives Who Scold & Fishes Sell 4/17/2010
18. Young Philomela's Powrfull Dart 4/17/2010
19. On Sr Charles Porter The Chancellours Death 4/17/2010
20. Jac: Faber Stapul: By J: Scaliger. 4/17/2010
21. Metr: Boetius 1s 1 Quisquis Comp 4/17/2010
22. On Platina Prosperus Spiriteus 4/17/2010
23. To Mr. Pope 4/17/2010
24. Three Verse Passages From A Prose Meditation 4/17/2010
25. On Mrs. Ar: F: Leaving London 4/17/2010
26. On Bishop Burnet's Being Set On Fire In His Closet 4/17/2010
27. Homer's Battle Of The Frogs And Mice. Book Ii 4/17/2010
28. On A Lady With A Foul Breath 4/17/2010
29. To ------ 4/17/2010
30. The Horse And The Olive: Or, War And Peace 4/17/2010
31. Jonah 4/17/2010
32. Epigram 4/17/2010
33. Epigram. On A Ladys Lace Shown For A Favour 4/17/2010
34. To Mistress ------ 4/17/2010
35. Ps: 113 4/17/2010
36. Moses 4/17/2010
37. On Content 4/17/2010
38. On Divine Love By Meditating On The Wounds Of Christ 4/17/2010
39. My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free 1/3/2003
40. Bacchus: Or, The Vines Of Lesbos 4/17/2010
Best Poem of Thomas Parnell

A Night-Piece On Death

By the blue taper's trembling light,
No more I waste the wakeful night,
Intent with endless view to pore
The schoolmen and the sages o'er:
Their books from wisdom widely stray,
Or point at best the longest way.
I'll seek a readier path, and go
Where wisdom's surely taught below.

How deep yon azure dyes the sky!
Where orbs of gold unnumber'd lie,
While through their ranks in silver pride
The nether crescent seems to glide!
The slumb'ring breeze forgets to breathe,
The lake is smooth and clear beneath,
Where once again the spangled show
Descends ...

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When thy beauty appears
In its graces and airs
All bright as an angel new dropp'd from the sky,
At distance I gaze and am awed by my fears:
So strangely you dazzle my eye!

But when without art
Your kind thoughts you impart,
When your love runs in blushes through every vein;

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