George Crabbe

(24 December 1754 - 3 February 1832 / Aldeburgh, Suffulk)

George Crabbe Poems

41. Tale Vi 4/16/2010
42. The Borough. Letter Ii: The Church 4/16/2010
43. The Parish Register - Part Iii: Burials 4/16/2010
44. The Borough. Letter Xvii: The Hospital And 4/16/2010
45. Tale I 4/16/2010
46. Tale Xiii 4/16/2010
47. Tale Xiv 4/16/2010
48. The Borough. Letter Xv: Inhabitants Of The Alms-House. Clelia 4/16/2010
49. The Candidate 4/16/2010
50. Late Wisdom 1/4/2003
51. The Library 4/16/2010
52. Sir Eustace Grey 4/16/2010
53. The Parish Register - Part Ii: Marriages 4/16/2010
54. The Poor Of The Borough. Letter Xxi: Abel Keene 4/16/2010
55. The Mourner 4/16/2010
56. The Parish Register - Part I: Baptisms 4/16/2010
57. The Birth Of Flattery 4/16/2010
58. Tale Xvii 4/16/2010
59. The Hall Of Justice 4/16/2010
60. Meeting 1/4/2003
61. The Borough. Letter I 4/16/2010
62. The Village (Book 2) 1/1/2004
63. A Marriage Ring 1/4/2003
64. The Borough. Letter Xxii: Peter Grimes 1/1/2004
65. The Village: Book I 1/1/2004

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The Village: Book I

The Village Life, and every care that reigns
O'er youthful peasants and declining swains;
What labour yields, and what, that labour past,
Age, in its hour of languor, finds at last;
What form the real picture of the poor,
Demand a song--the Muse can give no more.

Fled are those times, when, in harmonious strains,
The rustic poet praised his native plains:
No shepherds now, in smooth alternate verse,
Their country's beauty or their nymphs' rehearse;
Yet still for these we frame the tender strain,
Still in our lays fond ...

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The Village (Book 2)


There are found amid the Evils of a Laborious Life, some Views of Tranquillity and Happiness. - The Repose and Pleasure of a Summer Sabbath: interrupted by Intoxication and Dispute. - Village Detraction. - Complaints of the Squire. - The Evening Riots. - Justice. - Reasons for this unpleasant View of Rustic Life: the Effect it should have upon the Lower Classes; and the Higher. - These last have their peculiar Distresses: Exemplified in the Life and heroic Death of Lord Robert Manner

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