Thomas Parnell

(1679 - 1718 / Ireland)

Thomas Parnell Poems

121. A Hymn For Evening 1/3/2003
122. On The Number Three 4/17/2010
123. Song 1/3/2003
124. An Elegy, To An Old Beauty 1/3/2003
125. A Beavy Of The Fair & Gay 4/17/2010
126. The Hermit 1/3/2003
127. A Hymn To Contentment 1/3/2003
128. 51 Psalm 4/17/2010
129. A Night-Piece On Death 1/3/2003

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A Night-Piece On Death

By the blue taper's trembling light,
No more I waste the wakeful night,
Intent with endless view to pore
The schoolmen and the sages o'er:
Their books from wisdom widely stray,
Or point at best the longest way.
I'll seek a readier path, and go
Where wisdom's surely taught below.

How deep yon azure dyes the sky!
Where orbs of gold unnumber'd lie,
While through their ranks in silver pride
The nether crescent seems to glide!
The slumb'ring breeze forgets to breathe,
The lake is smooth and clear beneath,
Where once again the spangled show
Descends ...

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A Hymn For Evening

The beam-repelling mists arise,
And evening spreads obscurer skies;
The twilight will the night forerun,
And night itself be soon begun.
Upon thy knees devoutly bow,
And pray the Lord of glory now
To fill thy breast, or deadly sin
May cause a blinder night within.
And whether pleasing vapours rise

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