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Warton The Elder, Thomas    Poet's Biography
50 poems available by this author


A FAREWELL TO POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Arcadian scenes adieu! In cyrrha's vale
Last Line: Tho' ev'ry moving trill be steep'd in tears.
Subject(s): Duty; Farewell; Great Britain; Patriotism; Poetry & Poets; Parting


A FRAGMENT OF A SATIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Shall essenc'd coxcombs who from toilettes
Last Line: Own the supreme omnipotence of gold.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Satire (As Poetic Genre); Sin; Vanity; Virtue


A PARAPHRASE ON THE 13TH CHAPTER OF ISAIAH    Poem Text    
First Line: High on the loftiest mountain-tops, unfurl
Last Line: And harp, where eccho'd once thy feastful halls.
Subject(s): Advice; Bible; Desolation; God; Vengeance; War


A PARAPHRASE ON THE 13TH ODE OF THE 3RD BOOK OF HORACE    Poem Text    
First Line: While sol with thee, dear fountain, plays
Last Line: While you reign each a naïad of the stream.
Subject(s): Fountains; Nature; Praise; Water; Youth


A PARAPHRASE ON THE 65TH PSALM    Poem Text    
First Line: To thee, jehovah, grateful sion sings
Last Line: And the full valleys laugh and sing and shout around.
Subject(s): Bible; Earth; God; Nature; Praise; Prayer; World


A PARAPHRASE ON...LEVITICUS: 11; CONTAINING REASONS OF PROHIBITIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Of feathred foules, that fanne the bucksom aire
Last Line: Flittyng, with littel leathren sailes dispredde.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Food & Eating; Religion; Theology


A RUNIC ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes - 'tis decreed my sword no more
Last Line: As e'er in battle bar'd my breast.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; War; Dead, The


AGAINST DRESS, TO A LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Why will neaera fondly deck
Last Line: Untaught and artless charm the vale.
Subject(s): Beauty; Clothing & Dress; Nature; Vanity


AN AMERICAN LOVE-ODE; TAKEN FROM SECOND VOLUME OF MONTAGNE'S ESSAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Stay, stay, thou lovely, fearful snake
Last Line: Stay, lovely, fearful adder stay.
Subject(s): Animals; Love; Montaigne, Michel De (1533-1592); Snakes; United States; Serpents; Vipers; America


AN ELEGY ON AN INFANT    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, shepherds, on this grave your flourets
Last Line: In safety listens to the distant shrieks.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Grief; Innocence; Lament; Mourning; Nature; Death - Babies; Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement


AN EPISTLE TO DR. GUIBBONS, A CELEBRATED PHYSICIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: To trace all-wondrous nature's latent ways
Last Line: Should be himself detain'd amidst us too.
Subject(s): Death; Healing; Letters; Nature; Physicians; Praise; Dead, The; Cures; Doctors


AN INVOCATION TO A WATER-NYMPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair pearl crown'd nymph, whose gushing
Last Line: That o'er thy cavern waves his solemn shade.
Subject(s): Nature; Nymphs; Praise


AN ODE WRITTEN ON A GROTTO NEAR FARNHAM IN SURRY, CALL'D LUDLOW'S CAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Close in this deep retreat
Last Line: "change it for a darker grave."
Subject(s): Death; Nature; Nymphs; Rest; Virtue; Dead, The


ANOTHER RUNIC ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: At length appears the wish'd-for night
Last Line: I smile in the embrace of death!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; War; Dead, The


ASTROPHIL TO HIS SON, AGED SEVEN MONTHS    Poem Text    
First Line: O thou! With whom I fondly share
Last Line: As idle—but less innocent.
Subject(s): Babies; Children; Innocence; Pleasure; Infants; Childhood


AVARO, A TALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fast by the trent (whose gods this fable tell)
Last Line: So pride foretels we ne'er can need relief!
Subject(s): Envy; Farm Life; Greed; Knights & Knighthood; Pride; Story-telling; Agriculture; Farmers; Avarice; Cupidity; Self-esteem; Self-respect


CUPID ACQUITTED, A TALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Whenever jove renews mankind
Last Line: And pray—what answer shall they make?
Subject(s): Cupid; Jupiter (God); Love; Marriage; Mythology - Classical; Poetry & Poets; Eros; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


EPISTLE TO DR. YOUNG UPON HIS POEM ON THE LAST DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Now let the atheist tremble, thou alone
Last Line: And practise o'er the angel in the man.
Subject(s): Advice; Atheism; Future Life; God; Judgment Day; Poetry & Poets; Regret; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


FOR THE KING'S BIRTHDAY 1787    Poem Text    
First Line: The noblest bards of albion's choir
Last Line: His lyre had blameless been, his tribute all sincere.
Subject(s): Birthdays; Courts & Courtiers; Crowns; Exiles; George Iii, King Of England (1738-1820); Muses


FOR THE KING'S BIRTHDAY 1789    Poem Text    
First Line: As when the demon of the summer storm
Last Line: Albion the garland gives on this distinguish'd day.
Subject(s): Birthdays; Courts & Courtiers; Crowns; George Iii, King Of England (1738-1820); Health


FOR THE KING'S BIRTHDAY 1790    Poem Text    
First Line: Within what fountain's craggy cell
Last Line: And wafts their pomp of war, and spreads their thunder wide!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Crowns; George Iii, King Of England (1738-1820); Health


MAMMON'S PLEA: A TALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Many seeming weak acts by contrivance are done
Last Line: "may'r, aldermen, burgesses, town-clerk, and all."
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Death; Devil; Greed; Law & Lawyers; Story-telling; Wills; Dead, The; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub; Avarice; Cupidity


ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: To tinkling brooks, to twilight shades
Last Line: "virtue alone is bliss compleat."
Subject(s): Nature; Pleasure; Solitude; Virtue; Loneliness


ODE ON THE PASSION    Poem Text    
First Line: In sable clad, urania come
Last Line: And proud captivity an humbled captive led!
Subject(s): Catholics; Christianity; Crucifixion; Death; Passion; Piety; Prayer; Sin; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion; Dead, The


ODE TO SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: O gentle, feather-footed sleep
Last Line: Confounds pale, trembling catiline.
Subject(s): Calm; Dreams; Forgetfulness; Rest; Sleep; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Nightmares


ODE TO TASTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Leave not britannia's isle,since pope is fled
Last Line: Hurl'd wildly to the ground!
Subject(s): Civilization; Great Britain; Poetry & Poets


OF THE UNIVERSAL LOVE OF PLEASURE; TO A FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: All human race, from china to peru
Last Line: Enjoy unlimited benevolence!
Subject(s): Business; Greed; History; Mankind; Pleasure; Travel; Businessmen; Businesswomen; Avarice; Cupidity; Historians; Human Race; Journeys; Trips


ON A BEAUTY WITH ILL QUALITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Mistaken nature here has join'd
Last Line: As unsuspected, as unseen.
Subject(s): Beauty; Deception; Duplicity; Deceit


ON A GENTLEMAN WHOSE MISTRESS HAD AN ILL BREATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Lovers 'tis said are blind
Last Line: Nor egypt-like, adore a nauseous leek.
Subject(s): Halitosis; Love; Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


ON LUXURY    Poem Text    
First Line: Why, ye profuse, has nature work'd in vain
Last Line: Too deeply bosom'd in the branching wood.
Subject(s): Great Britain; Nature; Pleasure; Vanity


ON MAY MORNING, TO A LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Winter no more the weeping fields deforms
Last Line: And in their bosoms feel another spring.
Subject(s): Forests; May (Month); Morning; Nature; Nymphs; Praise; Solitude; Spring; Woods; Loneliness


ON WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Three talents to the fair belong
Last Line: While thus th' inchanted rashly help it on.
Subject(s): Love; Man-woman Relationships; Men; Virtue; Women; Male-female Relations


PHILANDER, AN IMITATION OF SPENCER: ON THE DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM LEVINZ    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me, ye weeping nine
Last Line: And you in stella see philanders yet unborn!
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Mourning; Piety; Poetry & Poets; Praise; Spencer, William Robert (1769-1834); Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement


RETIREMENT: AN ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: On beds of daisies idly laid
Last Line: Meet to adore some calf of gold.
Subject(s): Greed; Happiness; Labor & Laborers; Nature; Pleasure; Retirement; Avarice; Cupidity; Joy; Delight; Work; Workers


STANZAS IMITATED FROM PSALM 99    Poem Text    
First Line: Say, how shall thoughtless, easy-natur'd youth
Last Line: Thy name to honour, and thy law to love.
Subject(s): Bible; Forgiveness; God; Prayer; Sin; Clemency


STANZAS ON THE PSALMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Not the songs that nobly tell
Last Line: As jove by great jehovah is excell'd.
Subject(s): Bible; Prayer; Religion; Theology


THE EIGHTH ODE OF THE SECOND BOOK OF HORACE IMITATED    Poem Text    
First Line: If ever justice with her iron hand
Last Line: Debauch'd, like danäe, with a golden show'r?
Subject(s): Deception; Great Britain; Horace (65-8 B.c.); Justice; Plagiarism; Poetry & Poets; Revenge


THE GLUTTON    Poem Text    
First Line: Fat, pamper'd porus, eating for renown
Last Line: No fashion's dupe, no powerful passion's slave.
Subject(s): Disease; Food & Eating; Gluttony; Pleasure; Simplicity


THE REGAL DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas on the day that bosworth field was won
Last Line: Eternally to mourn a matchless queen.
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dreams; Grief; Mourning; Prophecy & Prophets; Story-telling; War; Dead, The; Nightmares; Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement


THE SECOND EPODE OF HORACE IMITATED    Poem Text    
First Line: Happy the man who free from cares and strife
Last Line: In innocence of joy and rural mirth.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Hunting; Nature; Praise; Quiet Life; Agriculture; Farmers; Hunters


THE SONG OF JUDITH, PARAPHAS'D FROM THE APOCRYPHA    Poem Text    
First Line: Begin the song! To god the timbrels strike
Last Line: Roll'd in a deluge of sulphureous flame!
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Duty; God; Grief; Israel; Judith (Bible); Revenge; Seduction; War; Women In The Bible; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


TO A CERTAIN VOLUMINOUS SCRIBLER    Poem Text    
First Line: Forbear the public to abuse
Last Line: Dy'd of a diabetes.
Subject(s): Death; Diabetes; Writing & Writers; Dead, The


TO A FRIEND ON HIS MARRIAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: When peleus wedded on thessalia's plain
Last Line: Grow impotent and rotten in a stew.
Subject(s): Happiness; Love; Marriage; Mythology - Classical; Pleasure; Joy; Delight; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO HER MAJESTY CAROLINE ON HER ACCESSION TO THE THRONE    Poem Text    
First Line: An english muse shall close the solemn scene
Last Line: And rocks, and clouds, and trees, in little landskips rise.
Subject(s): Colonialism; Courts & Courtiers; Creative Ability; Great Britain; Love; Praise; Inspiration; Creativity


TO MR. ADDISON, OCCASIONED BY RETURN FROM HANOVER WITH LORD HALIFAX    Poem Text    
First Line: O for a muse of fire and lofty style
Last Line: But language fails to give th'ideas birth.
Subject(s): Addison, Joseph (1672-1719); Poetry & Poets; Politics & Government; Praise; War


TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE GEORGE DODINGTON, ESQ.    Poem Text    
First Line: As late I rov'd by lodon's whispering stream
Last Line: "when on that theme my young and thomson fail?'"
Subject(s): Apollo; Bubb Dodington, George. Baron Melcombe; Creative Ability; Mythology - Classical; Praise; Inspiration; Creativity


VERSES LEFT ON A LADY'S TOILETTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why will young flavia, all-accomplisht fair
Last Line: Who tire with gems and silks the dazled eyes.
Subject(s): Beauty; Grace; Simplicity; Vanity; Women


VERSES ON HENRY THE EIGHTH'S SEIZING THE ABBEY-LANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: There liv'd a race to good charissa dear
Last Line: Forgetful of the blood that stain'd his fearful stream.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Greed; Grief; Henry Viii, King Of England (1491-1547); Dead, The; Avarice; Cupidity; Sorrow; Sadness


VERSES WRITTEN AFTER FACING WINDSOR CASTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: From beauteous windsor's high and story'd halls
Last Line: Prefers to all his little straw-built home.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Home; Windsor Castle


WRITTEN IN A LADY'S WATCH-CASE    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauteous machine! Let love thy movements
Last Line: That cupid nicks with nicer art than zuare.
Subject(s): Love; Nymphs; Watches



Warton The Younger, Thomas    Poet's Biography
9 poems available by this author


ON THE MARIAGE OF THE KING: OF GEORGE, AND PROPERTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo! This the land, where freedom's sacred rage
Last Line: And guards, while plenty gives, the golden grain.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Property; Possessions


RETIREMENT; INSCRIPTION IN A HERMITAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Beneath this stony roof reclined
Last Line: Prefer the blameless hermitage?
Subject(s): Nature


SONNET: 3: WRITTEN IN A BLANK LEAF OF DUGDALE'S MONASTICON    Poem Text    
First Line: Deem not devoid of elegance the sage
Last Line: Of hoar antiquity, but strewn with flowers.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


SONNET: 5: WRITTEN AFTER SEEING COLLECTION OF PICTURES AT WILTON HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: From pembroke's princely dome, where mimic art
Last Line: And in bright trophies clothe the twilight wall.
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters; Wilton House, Wiltshire, England


SONNET: 7. ON SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: While summer suns o'er the gay prospect play'd
Last Line: I wished her green attire, and wonted bloom!
Subject(s): Seasons


SONNET: 9. TO THE RIVER LODON    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah! What a weary race my feet have run
Last Line: Nor with the muse's laurel unbestowed.
Variant Title(s): On Revisiting The River Lodon
Subject(s): Rivers


THE GRAVE OF KING ARTHUR    Poem Text    
First Line: Stately the feast, and high the cheer
Last Line: The daily dirge, and rites divine.
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Graves; Arthur, King; Tombs; Tombstones


THE PROGRESS OF DISCONTENT    Poem Text    
First Line: When now, mature in classic knowledge
Last Line: And in pursuit alone it pleases.
Subject(s): Clergy; Discontent; Life; Oxford University; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Dissatisfaction


VERSES ON SIR JOSHUA REYNOLD'S PAINTED WINDOW AT NEW COLLEGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, stay thy treacherous hand, forbear to trace
Last Line: The willing graces to the gothic pole.