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Poetic Sketches By Thomas Gent



  Categorie: Children, Dramatic Works
  Author: Thomas Gent

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POETIC SKETCHES;

A

COLLECTION

OF

MISCELLANEOUS POETRY.

BY

THOMAS GENT.

THE SECOND EDITION.

“In mercy spare me when I do my best, To make as much waste paper as the rest.”

1808.

TO

THE RIGHT HONORABLE

GEORGE CANNING, M.P.

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE FOREIGN DEPARTMENT,

and

ONE OF HIS MAJESTY’S MOST HONORABLE PRIVY COUNCIL;

NOT LESS DISTINGUISHED FOR HIS ATTAINMENTS AS

A SCHOLAR,

THAN FOR HIS TALENTS AS

A STATESMAN

THESE POETIC SKETCHES

ARE INSCRIBED,

WITH MUCH SINCERITY AND ESTEEM,

BY HIS FAITHFUL AND DEVOTED

HUMBLE SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR.

CONTENTS

The pieces marked thus () have been added since the first edition.

To the Reviewers

On the Death of Lord Nelson

SONNET Morning

To . An Impromtu

SONNET Night

Henry and Eliza

SONNET On the Death of Mrs. Charlotte Smith

To a Fly on the Bosom of Chloe, while sleeping

SONNET

Lines, written on the sixth of September

SONNET To Faith

Stanzas

SONNET To Hope

Thoughts on Peace

SONNET To Charity

Prologue to Public Readings

SONNET The Beggar

To . Come, Jenny, let me sip the dew

The Runaway

Song The Blue eyed Maid

Bertram and Anna

Invocation to Sleep

SONNET To Music

0! Nymph with cheeks of roseate hue

On the Death of General Washington

Song Oh! never will I leave my love

Burlesque SONNET To a Bee

Mary

SONNET To Lydia, on her Birth Day

Stanzas, written Impromtu on the late Peace

SONNET To on her Recovery from Illness

A Fragment

Lines, to the Memory of a Lady

The Recall of the Hero

Lines, written on seeing the Children of the Naval Asylum

Rosa’s Grave

Lines, written in Hornsey Wood

SONNET To

The Complaint

SONNET

Reflections of a Poet, on being invited to a great Dinner

SONNET On seeing a Young Lady confined in a Madhouse

 

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