poet Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb

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As When A Child...

As when a child on some long winter's night
Affrighted clinging to its Grandam's knees
With eager wond'ring and perturbed delight
Listens strange tales of fearful dark decrees
Muttered to wretch by necromantic spell;
Or of those hags, who at the witching time
Of murky midnight ride the air sublime,
And mingle foul embrace with fiends of Hell:
Cold Horror drinks its blood! Anon the tear
More gentle starts, to hear the Beldame tell
Of pretty babes, that loved each other dear,
Murdered by cruel Uncle's mandate fell:
Ev'n such the shiv'ring joys thy tones impart,
Ev'n so thou, Siddons! meltest my sad heart!

Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 10, 2010

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  • mgana (12/13/2018 12:34:00 PM)

    If you think Elizabeth`s story is amazing...,5 weaks-ago my friend's brother basically got a cheque for $8294

    grafting twelve hour's a week from there apartment and their neighbor's mother`s neighbour has done this for 4

    months and made over $8294 parttime on- line. the instructions at this address, www.geosalary.com

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (12/13/2018 12:29:00 PM)

    Superb poem, chilling night and stories they both go ✋ in hand

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/13/2018 11:24:00 AM)

    Meltest my sad heart!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair(DPN) (12/13/2018 9:33:00 AM)

    A nice poem on childhood feelings

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  • Christina ChinChristina Chin (12/13/2018 6:17:00 AM)

    Nice write, Charles Lamb

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (12/13/2018 5:34:00 AM)

    Necromancer per excellence....Charles Lamb..

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (12/13/2018 2:56:00 AM)

    Well described the childish delight in horror of such tales.

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (12/13/2018 1:07:00 AM)

    Cold climate story of winter is an art surely if we read the poem by Charles Lamb!

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (12/13/2018 12:48:00 AM)

    Such a great write by Charles Lamb..........................

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