John Godfrey Saxe

John Godfrey Saxe

the United States
John Godfrey Saxe
the United States
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John Godfrey Saxe (June 2, 1816 – March 31, 1887) was an American poet perhaps best known for his re-telling of the Indian parable "The Blindmen and the Elephant", which introduced the story to a Western audience

Saxe was born in Highgate, Vermont at Saxe's Mills, erected by his settler grandfather, John Saxe (Johannes Sachse) a German immigrant ...
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1.
The Blind Man And The Elephant
It was six men of Indostan, to learning much inclined,
who went to see the elephant (Though all of them were blind),
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2.
My Familiar
Again I hear that creaking step!--
He's rapping at the door!--
Too well I know the boding sound
That ushers in a bore.
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3.
King Solomon And The Bees
A Tale of the Talmud

When Solomon was reigning in his glory,
Unto his throne the Queen of Sheba came,
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4.
To Lesbia
Give me kisses! Do not stay,
Counting in that careful way.
All the coins your lips can print
Never will exhaust the mint.
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5.
Sonnet To A Clam
Dum tacent clamant

INGLORIOUS friend! most confident I am
Thy life is one of very little ease;
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