English poetry

Poems in English

To a Lady and Her Children

O’erwhelming sorrow now demands my song: From death the overwhelming sorrow sprung. What flowing tears? What hearts with grief opprest? […]

Isaiah LXIII

Say, heav’nly muse, what king or mighty God, That moves sublime from Idumea’s road? In Bosrah’s dies, with martial glories […]

Ode To Neptune

On Mrs. W -‘s Voyage to England. I. WHILE raging tempests shake the shore, While AElus’ thunders round us roar, […]

An Hymn To The Morning

ATTEND my lays, ye ever honour’d nine, Assist my labours, and my strains refine; In smoothest numbers pour the notes […]

A Rebus, By I. B

I. A BIRD delicious to the taste, On which an army once did feast, Sent by an hand unseen; A […]

On Virtue

O Thou bright jewel in my aim I strive To comprehend thee. Thine own words declare Wisdom is higher than […]

Goliath Of Gath

SAMUEL, Chap. xvii. YE martial pow’rs, and all ye tuneful nine, Inspire my song, and aid my high design. The […]

On Recollection

MNEME begin. Inspire, ye sacred nine, Your vent’rous Afric in her great design. Mneme, immortal pow’r, I trace thy spring: […]

To Mæcenas

Mæcenas, you, beneath the myrtle shade, Read o’er what poets sung, and shepherds play’d. What felt those poets but you […]

On Imagination

Thy various works, imperial queen, we see, How bright their forms! how deck’d with pomp by thee! Thy wond’rous acts […]

A Farewel To America to Mrs. S. W

I. ADIEU, New-England’s smiling meads, Adieu, the flow’ry plain: I leave thine op’ning charms, O spring, And tempt the roaring […]

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