William Gay

(1812 - 1897 / England)

William Gay Poems

1. A Sonnet Of Faith 9/6/2012
2. Dirge 9/6/2012
3. Love's Menu: Pommes De Terre Frites 9/6/2012
4. Resurge 9/6/2012
5. The Singer 9/6/2012
6. The Sorrowful Fate Of Bartholomew Jones 9/6/2012
7. To A Nurse 9/6/2012
8. Milford Sound In Winter 9/6/2012
9. The War Of The Ghosts 9/6/2012
10. Storm 9/6/2012
11. Love's Infinity 9/6/2012
12. Life From 1835 To 1851 4/21/2010
13. Australia 1894 1/1/2004
14. No My Friends No! 4/21/2010
15. To M. 1/1/2004
16. Australia Infelix 1/1/2004
17. Primroses 4/21/2010
18. Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum 1/1/2004
19. A Sonnet Of Battle 1/1/2004
20. The Ex Official's Lament 4/21/2010
21. Australian Federation 1/1/2004
22. The Crazy World 1/1/2004

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The Ex Official's Lament

Alas alas! my power is gone;
I thought 'twould last for ever;
But now 'tis over, I must own,
They've done it very clever.
I could have feather'd well my nest,
If I had been permitted;
To that intent I did my best,
To have my friend acquitted.
'Congratulatory address'
I also did procure him.
Among my influential class
And thought this must secure him.
In fact, I left no means untried,
To smother up the matter,
And on my influence relied,
To stop the diggers' chatter.
But rumours soon got spread about,
Of this our camp proceeding;
And very ...

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Australia Infelix

HOW long, O Lord, shall this, my country, be
A nation of the dead? How long shall they
Who seek their own and live but for the day,
My country hinder from her destiny?
Around me, Lord, I seem again to see
That ancient valley where the dry bones lay,
And ’tis in vain that long I wait and pray
To see them rise to men resolved and free.
Yet sure, O Lord, upon this land of death

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