I Love 18th Century English Poetry

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    It's So Cool

    I like everything about it pretty much lol. I like the style it's written in, I like the old-fashioned words, and I like the different topics of conversation in the poems. Some of my favourite 18th century English poets include Robert Browning, Keats, Shakespeare, Thomas...
    Gryphonheart Gryphonheart
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2007

    The Universal Prayer

    Father of all in every age, In every clime adored, By saint, by savage, and by sage, Jehovah, Jove, or Lord ! Thou great first cause, least understood; Who all my sense confined To know but this, that Thou are good, And that myself am blind; Yet gave me, in this dark estate, To...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid
    41-45, F
    Oct 8, 2012

    Rain On The Roof

    When the humid showers hover Over all the starry spheres And the melancholy darkness Gently weeps in rainy tears, What a bliss to press the pillow Of a cottage chamber bed, And to listen to the patter Of the soft rain overhead! Every tinkle on the shingles Has an echo in...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2012

    Incident Of The French Camp

    You know we French stormed Ratisbon; A mile or so away, On a little mound, Napoleon Stood on our storming day; With neck out thrust, you fancy how, Legs wide, arms locked behind, As if to balance the prone brow, Oppressive with its mind. Just as perhaps he mused, "My plans That...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid
    41-45, F
    Oct 9, 2012

    Let Something Good Be Said

    When over the fair fame of friend or foe The shadows of disgrace shall fall instead Of words of blame or proof of so and so Let something good be said. Forget not that no fellow being yet May fall so low but love may lift his head Even the cheek of shame with tears is wet If...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid
    41-45, F
    Oct 8, 2012
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