John Trumbull

(24 April 1750 – 11 May 1831 / Watertown, Connecticut)

John Trumbull Poems

1. Beneath A Mountain's Brow 1/1/2004
2. M'Fingal - Canto Iv 1/1/2004
3. M'Fingal - Canto Iii 1/1/2004
4. M'Fingal - Canto Ii 1/1/2004
5. M'Fingal - Canto I 1/1/2004
6. The Country Clown 1/1/2004
7. The Owl And The Sparrow 1/1/2004
8. To A Young Lady 1/1/2004
9. To Ladies Of A Certain Age 1/1/2004
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To Ladies Of A Certain Age

Ye ancient Maids, who ne'er must prove
The early joys of youth and love,
Whose names grim Fate (to whom 'twas given,
When marriages were made in heaven)
Survey'd with unrelenting scowl,
And struck them from the muster-roll;
Or set you by, in dismal sort,
For wintry bachelors to court;
Or doom'd to lead your faded lives,
Heirs to the joys of former wives;
Attend! nor fear in state forlorn,
To shun the pointing hand of scorn,
Attend, if lonely age you dread,
And wish to please, or wish to wed.

When beauties lose their gay appearance,
And ...

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