Samuel Johnson Poems
|42.||London - In Imitation Of The Third Satire Of Juvenal||4/7/2010|
|43.||Drury-Lane Prologue Spoken By Mr. Garrick||12/31/2002|
|45.||A Short Song Of Congratulation||4/7/2010|
|47.||Epitaph On Sir Thomas Hanmer, Bart.||4/7/2010|
|48.||One And Twenty||1/1/2004|
|50.||On The Death Of Mr. Robert Levet, A Practiser In Physic||1/1/2004|
Comments about Samuel Johnson
LIFE of Ages, richly poured,
Love of God, unspent and free,
Flowing in the Prophet’s word
And the People’s liberty!
Never was to chosen race
That unstinted tide confined;
Thine is every time and place,
Fountain sweet of heart and mind!
Secret of the morning stars,
Motion of the oldest hours,
Pledge through elemental wars
Of the coming spirit’s powers!
Rolling planet, flaming sun,
Stand in nobler man complete;
Prescient laws Thine errands run,
Frame the shrine for Godhead meet.
Homeward led, the wondering eye
Upward yearned ...
Alas! with swift and silent pace,
Impatient time rolls on the year;
The Seasons change, and Nature's face
Now sweetly smiles, now frowns severe.
'Twas Spring, 'twas Summer, all was gay,
Now Autumn bends a cloudy brow;
The flowers of Spring are swept away,
And Summer fruits desert the bough.