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. A Hymn To Contentment 1/3/2003
124. Song 1/3/2003
125. An Elegy, To An Old Beauty 1/3/2003
126. 51 Psalm 4/17/2010
127. A Beavy Of The Fair & Gay 4/17/2010
128. The Hermit 1/3/2003
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 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.

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