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Thomas Gent (Томас Гент)


To Hope


Sonnet

How droops the wretch whom adverse fates pursue,
While sad experience, from his aching sight,
Sweeps the fair prospects of unprov'd delight
Which flattering friends and flattering fancies drew.
When want assails his solitary shed,
When dire distraction's horrent eye-ball glares,
Seen 'mid the myriad of tumultuous cares
That shower their shafts on his devoted head.
Then, ere despair usurp his vanquish'd heart,
Is there a power, whose influence benign
Can bid his head in pillow'd peace recline,
And from his breast withdraw the barbed dart?
There is-sweet Hope! misfortune rests on thee-
Unswerving anchor of humanity! 



Thomas Gent's other poems:
  1. Prometheus
  2. On the Portrait of the Son of J.G. Lambton, Esq
  3. On a Delightful Drawing in my Album
  4. Widowed Love
  5. The Chain-Pier, Brighton


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • John Keats (Джон Китс) To Hope ("WHEN by my solitary hearth I sit")
  • Thomas Hood (Томас Гуд (Худ)) To Hope ("Oh! take, young Seraph, take thy harp")
  • Janet Little (Дженет Литтл) To Hope ("HAIL meek-ey'd maid! of matchless worth!")

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