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Subject: WESTMINSTER ABBEY
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A REFUSAL, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said the grave dean of westminster
Last Line: That I ensconce swinburne!
Subject(s): Christianity; Poetry & Poets; Westminster Abbey


AT TENNYSON'S GRAVE (WESTMINSTER ABBEY, LONDON, NOV. 16, 1892), by JOHN LAURENCE RENTOUL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All round is silence! And a withering wreath
Last Line: Shall not be worn by any mightier now!
Alternate Author Name(s): Gage, Gervais
Subject(s): Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892); Westminster Abbey; Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron


DRYDEN AND THACKERAY (HISTORICAL CONTRAST), by RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When one whose nervous english verse
Last Line: Makes the pantheon where he lies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Dryden, John (1631-1700); Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811-1863); Westminster Abbey


EPITAPH, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You who died fighting
Last Line: The rose is your joy.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; Unknown Soldier; War; Westminster Abbey; Graveyards; Dead, The; Declaration Day


EPITAPH FOR ONE WHO WOULD NOT BE BURIED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heroes and kings! Your distance keep
Last Line: Let horace blush, and virgil too.
Subject(s): Twickenham, England; Westminster Abbey


EPITAPH INTENDED FOR MR. ROWE IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy relicks, rowe, to this fair urn we trust
Last Line: What a whole thankless land to his denies.
Subject(s): Rowe, Nicholas (1674-1718); Westminster Abbey


EPITAPH ON JAMES CRAGGS, ESQ.; IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Statesman, yet friend to truth! Of soul sincere
Last Line: Prais'd, wept, and honour'd, by the muse he lov'd.
Subject(s): Craggs, James (1657-1721); Westminster Abbey


EPITAPH ON MR. GAY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of manners gentle, of affections mild
Last Line: Striking their pensive bosoms -- here lies gay.
Variant Title(s): On Mr. Gay
Subject(s): Gay, John (1685-1732); Westminster Abbey


EPITAPH ON MR. ROWE IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy reliques, rowe! To this sad shrine we trust
Last Line: That holds their ashes and expects her own.
Subject(s): Rowe, Nicholas (1674-1718); Westminster Abbey


EPITAPH ON SIR GODFREY KNELLER IN WESTMINSTER-ABBY 1723, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kneller, by heav'n, and not by a master, taught
Last Line: Her works; and dying, fears herself may die.
Subject(s): Kneller, Sir Godfrey (1649-1723); Westminster Abbey; Kniller, Gottfried


IN HENRY VII'S CHAPEL, WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by FREDERICK WILLIAM HENRY MYERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O holy heart of england! Inmost shrine
Last Line: Save god and such as she.
Alternate Author Name(s): Myers, Frederic
Subject(s): Henry Vii, King Of England (1457-1509); Westminster Abbey; Fitzroy, Henry, Duke Of Richmond; Tudor, Henry


IN POET'S CORNER, by EDMUND WILLIAM GOSSE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first the clamorous poets sang, and when
Last Line: Of various tone, farewell!
Subject(s): Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892); Westminster Abbey; Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron


IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tread softly here; the sacredest of tombs
Last Line: And one by one the stars in heaven pale!
Subject(s): Westminster Abbey


IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by JOHN BETJEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me take this other glove off
Subject(s): Westminster Abbey; World War Ii; Second World War


ON BUTLER'S MONUMENT [IN WESTMINSTER], by SAMUEL WESLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While butler, needy wretch, was yet alive
Last Line: He ask'd for bread, and he received a stone.
Variant Title(s): On The Setting-up Of Butler's Monument In Westminster Abbey
Subject(s): Butler, Samuel (1612-1680); Westminster Abbey


ON FIRST ENTERING WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Holy of england! Since my light is short
Last Line: Above the oval sea of ended kings.
Subject(s): London; Westminster Abbey


ON ROBERT BLAKE; ENGRAVED ON THE BRASS IN ST, MARGARET'S, WESTMINSTER, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kingdom or commonwealth were less to thee
Last Line: Rest here! Our abbey keeps no worthier dust!
Subject(s): Admirals; Blake, Robert (1599-1657); Westminster Abbey


ON SIR PALMES FAIRBORNE'S TOMB, IN WESTERMINSTER ABBEY, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye sacred relics, which your marble keep
Last Line: His pious widow consecrates this tomb.
Subject(s): Death; Epitaphs; Fairborne, Sir Palmes (1634-1680); Graves; Westminster Abbey; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


ON THE TOMBS IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by FRANCIS BEAUMONT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mortality, behold and fear
Last Line: Buried in dust, once dead by fate.
Subject(s): Death; Westminster Abbey; Dead, The


POET'S CORNER, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand within the abbey walls
Last Line: That never will be dumb.
Subject(s): Graves; Poetry & Poets; Westminster Abbey; Tombs; Tombstones


SIR JOHN FRANKLIN; ON THE CENTOTAPH IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not here! The white north has thy bones
Last Line: Toward no earthly pole.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Arctic; Explorers; Franklin, Sir John (1786-1847); Westminster Abbey; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


TENNYSON (WESTMINSTER ABBEY, 1892), by THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bring me my dead
Last Line: And whisper softly: all must fall asleep.
Subject(s): Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892); Westminster Abbey; Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron


THE CURSE OF THE CHARTER-BREAKERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In westminster's royal halls
Last Line: Rests the city of our god!
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain; Great Britain - History; Magna Carta; Westminster Abbey; Liberty; English History


WESTMINSTER ABBEY, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The abbey broods beside the turbid thames
Last Line: Of peers -- whose dust a fool refused to cherish here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): Westminster Abbey