Samuel Johnson
Lichfield / England
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Epitaph On Sir Thomas Hanmer, Bart.

Rating: 3.2
Thou who survey'st these walls with curious eye,
Pause at this tomb where Hanmer's ashes lie;
His various worth through varied life attend,
And learn his virtues while thou mourn'st his end.
His force of genius burn'd in early youth,
With thirst of knowledge, and with love of truth;
His learning, joined with each endearing art,
Charm'd every ear, and gain'd every heart.
Thus early wise, the endanger'd real to aid,
His country call'd him from the studious shade;
In life's first bloom his public toils began,
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Amar Agarwala 09 April 2017
A rather long and difficult epitaph to begin with... but full of meaning and eloquence. Beautiful share... thank you!
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Ash Frost 09 April 2017
i loved & beatiful poem
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Ratnakar Mandlik 09 April 2017
A glowing tribute paid by a genius by another equally great genius.
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Samuel Johnson's outstanding tribute to a contemporary of his period - Sir Thomas Hanmer! Thou who survey'st these walls with curious eye, Pause at this tomb where Hanmer's ashes lie; His various worth through varied life attend, And learn his virtues while thou mourn'st his end.
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Tom Allport 09 April 2017
a fine historical poem of a well thought of person? .....beautifully written.
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Rajnish Manga 09 April 2017
The poem brings to fore the qualities of a great statesman. Truly a great tribute to an outstanding personality of his times. Thanks.
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Edward Kofi Louis 09 April 2017
His virtues! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 09 April 2017
Beheld with love.... thanks for posting.....
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