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Akenside, Mark    Poet's Biography
60 poems available by this author


AMBITION AND CONTENT; A FABLE    Poem Text    
First Line: While yet the world was young and men were few
Last Line: And all applaud the justice of the god.
Subject(s): Ambition; Fables; Allegories


AN EPISTLE TO CURIO    Poem Text    
First Line: Thrice has the spring beheld thy faded fame
Last Line: And teach her slaves that vice was born to fear.
Subject(s): Freedom; Roman Empire; Slavery; Tyranny & Tyrants; Liberty; Serfs; Dictators


HYMN TO SCIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Science! Thou fair effusive ray
Last Line: And sit in peace with thee.
Subject(s): Physicians; Doctors


HYMN TO THE NAIADS    Poem Text    
First Line: O'er yonder eastern hill the twilight pale
Last Line: And all profaner audience far remove.
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Mythology; Mythology - Classical


INSCRIPTIONS: 1. FOR A GROTTO    Poem Text    
First Line: To me, whom in their lays the shepherds call
Last Line: Wise pallas and the immortal muses own.
Subject(s): Caves; Caverns


INSCRIPTIONS: 2. FOR A STATUE OF CHAUCER AT WOODSTOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Such was old chaucer: such the placid
Last Line: To tame the rudeness of his native land.
Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400); Statues


INSCRIPTIONS: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Whoe'er thou art whose path in summer lies
Last Line: That riches cannot pay for truth or love.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Mourning; Travel; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement; Journeys; Trips


INSCRIPTIONS: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: O youths and virgins: o declining eld
Last Line: "which his own genius only could acquire."
Subject(s): Death; Dramatists; Monuments; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dead, The; Dramatists


INSCRIPTIONS: 6. FOR A COLUMN AT RUNNYMEDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou, who the verdant plain dost traverse here


INSCRIPTIONS: 7. THE WOOD NYMPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Approach in silence; 'tis no vulgar tale


INSCRIPTIONS: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye powers unseen, to whom the bards of greece
Last Line: His reason, fancy, and his heart unite.
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


INSCRIPTIONS: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: Me though in life's sequester'd vale


LOVE: AN ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Too much my heart of beauty's power hath known
Last Line: And lose, with pride, the lover in the man.
Subject(s): Death; Farewell; Hearts; Love - Loss Of; Passion; Dead, The; Parting


ODES: BOOK 1. ODE 1. PREFACE    Poem Text    
First Line: On yonder verdant hillock laid
Last Line: To pleasure and to health.
Subject(s): Contentment; Landscape


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 10. TO THE MUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Queen of my songs, harmonious maid
Last Line: And bade me swear to follow her alone.


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 11. ON LOVE - TO A FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: No, foolish youth -- to virtuous fame
Last Line: Where is the firm, the cautious, or the wise?
Subject(s): Youth; Friendship


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 12. TO SIR FRANCIS HENRY DRAKE, BARONET    Poem Text    
First Line: Behold; the balance in the sky
Last Line: Or I have eyes for her alone.
Subject(s): Drake, Sir Francis (1540-1596)


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 13. ON LYRIC POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Once more I join the thespian choir
Last Line: Nor by another's fate submits to be confined.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Poetry & Poets


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 14. TO THE HON. CHARLES TOWNSHEND - FROM THE COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Say, townshend,what can london boast
Last Line: "by friendship was reclaim'd."
Subject(s): Friendship


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 15. TO THE EVENING STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: To-night retir'd the queen of heaven
Last Line: Till I forget my own.
Variant Title(s): To The Evening Star
Subject(s): Birds; Evening Star; Nightingales


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 16. TO CALEB HARDINGE, M.D.    Poem Text    
First Line: With sordid floods the wintry urn
Last Line: By verulamian laws.
Subject(s): Government; Religiion


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 17. ON A SERMON AGAINST GLORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Come then, tell me, sage divine
Last Line: And tully's curule chair, and milton's golden lyre.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 18. TO THE HON. FRANCIS EARL OF HUNTINGDON    Poem Text    
First Line: The wise and great of every clime
Last Line: For lessons to the multitude unborn.


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 2. ON THE WINTER SOLSTICE, 1740    Poem Text    
First Line: The radiant ruler of the year
Last Line: The liquid melody prolong.
Subject(s): Winter Solstice


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 3. TO A FRIEND UNSUCCESSFUL IN LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Indeed, my phaedria, if to find
Last Line: Some happier love, some truer fair.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 4. AFFECTED INDIFFERENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes: you contemn the perjured maid
Last Line: You meant the fair apostate to upbraid?
Subject(s): Love


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 5. AGAINST SUSPICION    Poem Text    
First Line: O fly! 'tis dire suspicion's mien
Last Line: To injure human kind.
Subject(s): Love


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 6. HYMN TO CHEERFULNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: How thick the shades of evening close
Last Line: Which none but friends and lovers know.
Subject(s): Joy


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 7. ON THE USE OF POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Not for themselves did human kind
Last Line: Their dread assertor own.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 8. ON LEAVING HOLLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Farewell to leyden's lonely bound
Last Line: There public zeal shall all reproof disclaim.
Subject(s): Nostalgia; Travel; Journeys; Trips


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 9. TO CURIO    Poem Text    
First Line: Thrice hath the spring beheld thy faded fame
Last Line: And no sublimer lot will fate reserve for man.
Subject(s): Fame; Reputation


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 1    Poem Text    
First Line: If, yet regardful of your native land
Last Line: And made it fame and virtue to oppose.
Subject(s): Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 10. TO THOMAS EDWARDS, ON ... POPE'S WORKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Believe me, edwards, to restrain
Last Line: To keep inviolate their fame.
Subject(s): Edwards, Thomas (1699-1757); Pope, Alexander (1688-1744); Edwards, Thomas (1699-1757); Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 11. TO THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN OF ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Whither is europe's ancient spirit fled?
Last Line: And train her valiant youth, and watch around her shore.
Subject(s): Europe


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 12. ON RECOVERING FROM A FIT OF SICKNESS IN COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy verdant scenes, o goulder's hill
Last Line: "comes, worthy of thy heart, and equal to thy mind."
Subject(s): Illness


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 13. TO AUTHOR OF MEMOIRS OF HOUSE OF BRANDENBURGH    Poem Text    
First Line: The men renown'd as chiefs of human race
Last Line: Which tamed the savage world to your divine commands?
Subject(s): Frederick Ii, King Of Prussia (1712-1786)


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 14. THE COMPLAINT    Poem Text    
First Line: Away! Away! / tempt me no more, insidious love
Last Line: Or placed thy friends above her stern decrees?
Subject(s): Love


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 15. ON DOMESTIC MANNERS (UNFINISHED)    Poem Text    
First Line: Meek honour, female shame
Last Line: (I watch'd her awful words and made them mine.)
Subject(s): Women


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 2. TO SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou silent power, whose welcome sway
Last Line: Or to the trembling sire his age's hope restored.
Subject(s): Sleep


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 3. TO THE CUCKOO    Poem Text    
First Line: O rustic herald of the spring
Last Line: The cuckoo joins his lay.
Subject(s): Cuckoos


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 4. TO THE HON. CHARLES TOWNSHEND, IN THE COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: How oft shall I survey
Last Line: "from youth to honour'd age my arts and me hath view'd."
Subject(s): Friendship


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 5. ON LOVE OF PRAISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all the springs within the mind
Last Line: The suffrage of the good and wise.
Subject(s): Praise


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 6. TO WILLIAM HALL, ESQ., WITH THE WORKS OF CHAULIEU    Poem Text    
First Line: Attend to chaulieu's wanton lyre
Last Line: —ye have no bribe his grace to win.
Subject(s): Chaulieu, Guillaume Amfrye De (1639-1720


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 7. TO REVEREND BENJAMIN, LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER    Poem Text    
First Line: For toils which patriots have endured
Last Line: Which thou hast kept entire from force and factious guile.
Subject(s): Hoadley, Benjamin (1676-1761); Benjamin, Bishop Of Winchester


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 8. AMORET    Poem Text    
First Line: If rightly tuneful bards decide
Last Line: Sweet amoret in all her prime.
Subject(s): Beauty


ODES: BOOK 2: ODE 9. AT STUDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Whither did my fancy stray?
Last Line: Languishes for true content.
Subject(s): Duty


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The shape alone let others prize
Last Line: And read it perfect there.
Subject(s): Admiration


TEMPE    Poem Text    
First Line: The smooth peneus from his glassy flood
Last Line: And spring's elysian bloom.
Subject(s): Tempe (Vale), Greece


THE BRITISH PHILIPPIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Whence this unwonted transport in my breast?
Last Line: And hurl the bolts of justice on her foes.
Subject(s): Patriotism


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION: BOOK 1    Poem Text    
First Line: With what attractive charms this goodly frame
Last Line: And tune to attic themes the british lyre.
Subject(s): Imagination; Perception; Philosophy & Philosophers; Reason; Thought; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Thinking


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION: BOOK 2    Poem Text    
First Line: When shall the laurel and the vocal string
Last Line: Nor so effaced the image of its sire.
Subject(s): Hallucinations & Illusions; Imagination; Philosophy & Philosophers; Vision; Fancy


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION: BOOK 3    Poem Text    
First Line: What wonder therefore, since the endearing ties
Last Line: And form to his, the relish of their souls.
Subject(s): Imagination; Philosophy & Philosophers; Reason; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION; A POEM. ENLARGED VERSION: BOOK 1    Poem Text    
First Line: With what enchantment nature's goodly scene
Last Line: And tune to attic themes the british lyre.
Subject(s): Imagination; Reason; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION; A POEM. ENLARGED VERSION: BOOK 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Thus far of beauty and the pleasing forms
Last Line: Nor so effaced the image of her sire.
Subject(s): Imagination; Reason; Truth; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION; A POEM. ENLARGED VERSION: BOOK 3    Poem Text    
First Line: What tongue then may explain the various fate
Last Line: "I flung me, sad, faint, overworn with toil."
Subject(s): Imagination; Reason; Thought; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Thinking


THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION; A POEM. ENLARGED VERSION: BOOK 4    Poem Text    
First Line: One effort more, one cheerful sally more
Last Line: The palm of spotless beauty doth resign.
Subject(s): Imagination; Prophecy & Prophets; Reason; Thought; Fancy; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals; Thinking


THE POET: A RHAPSODY    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all the various lots around the ball
Last Line: "to warn thee from the service of the ingrate."
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE POET; A RHAPSODY    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all the various lots around the ball
Last Line: To warn thee from the service of th' ingrate
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE VIRTUOSO; IN IMITATION OF SPENCER'S STYLE AND STANZA    Poem Text    
First Line: Whilom by silver thame's gentle stream
Last Line: And eagerly pursues imaginary joys.
Subject(s): Art Patronage; Museums; Paintings & Painters; Poetry & Poets; Spenser, Edmund (1552-1599); Patrons Of The Arts; Art Gallerys


TO CORDELIA    Poem Text    
First Line: From pompous life's dull masquerade
Last Line: For ever active, yet for ever calm.
Subject(s): Love