Thomas Parnell

(1679 - 1718 / Ireland)

Thomas Parnell Poems

121. A Beavy Of The Fair & Gay 4/17/2010
122. Satyr Ix. The State Of Love Imitated Fm An Elegy Of Mons:R Desportes 4/17/2010
123. The Vigil Of Venus 4/17/2010
124. Love In Disguise 4/17/2010
125. 51 Psalm 4/17/2010
126. Satyr V. Verse 4/17/2010
127. The Hermit 1/3/2003
128. On The Number Three 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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When thy beauty appears
In its graces and airs
All bright as an angel new dropp'd from the sky,
At distance I gaze and am awed by my fears:
So strangely you dazzle my eye!

But when without art
Your kind thoughts you impart,
When your love runs in blushes through every vein;

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