Thomas Parnell

(1679 - 1718 / Ireland)

Thomas Parnell Poems

41. Habakkuk 4/17/2010
42. Hannah 4/17/2010
43. Hark The Thundring Drums Inviting 4/17/2010
44. Health, An Eclogue 4/17/2010
45. Hesiod: Or, The Rise Of Woman 1/3/2003
46. Hezekiah 4/17/2010
47. Homer's Battle Of The Frogs And Mice. Book Ii 4/17/2010
48. Homer's Battle Of The Frogs And Mice. Book Iii 4/17/2010
49. I Lookd & In A Moment Run 4/17/2010
50. In Biddy's Cheeks Ye Roses Blow 4/17/2010
51. Jac: Faber Stapul: By J: Scaliger. 4/17/2010
52. Jonah 4/17/2010
53. Love In Disguise 4/17/2010
54. Martial 4/17/2010
55. Meditation Before Sacrament 4/17/2010
56. Metr: Boetius 1s 1 Quisquis Comp 4/17/2010
57. Moses 4/17/2010
58. My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free 1/3/2003
59. Now Kind Now Coy Wth How Much Change 4/17/2010
60. O Tell If Any Fate You See 4/17/2010
61. Oft Have I Read That Innocence Retreats 4/17/2010
62. On ------ Embroydring 4/17/2010
63. On A Certain Poets Judgement Between Mr Pope & Mr Philips Don In An Italian Air 4/17/2010
64. On A Lady With A Foul Breath 4/17/2010
65. On Bishop Burnet's Being Set On Fire In His Closet 4/17/2010
66. On Content 4/17/2010
67. On Divine Love By Meditating On The Wounds Of Christ 4/17/2010
68. On Dr. Brown's Death 4/17/2010
69. On Happiness In This Life 4/17/2010
70. On Mr Colliers Essay On The Stage 4/17/2010
71. On Mr Pope Drawing D: Swifts Picture 4/17/2010
72. On Mrs. Ar: F: Leaving London 4/17/2010
73. On Platina Prosperus Spiriteus 4/17/2010
74. On Queen Anne's Peace, Anno 1713 4/17/2010
75. On Sr Charles Porter The Chancellours Death 4/17/2010
76. On The Castle Of Dublin, Anno 1715 4/17/2010
77. On The Death Of Mr. Viner 4/17/2010
78. On The Number Three 4/17/2010
79. On The Trust 4/17/2010
80. On Ye Bishop Of Meaths Death 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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Song

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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