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Poem by Thomas Gent



Light as the breeze that hails the infant morn
  The Milkmaid trips, as o'er her arm she slings
  Her cleanly pail, some fav'rite lay she sings
As sweetly wild and cheerful as the horn.
O! happy girl I may never faithless love,
  Or fancied splendour, lead thy steps astray;
  No cares becloud the sunshine of thy day,
Nor want e'er urge thee from thy cot to rove.
What though thy station dooms thee to be poor,
  And by the hard-earn'd morsel thou art fed;
  Yet sweet content bedecks thy lowly bed,
And health and peace sit smiling at thy door:
Of these possess'dЧthou hast a gracious meed,
Which Heaven's high wisdom gives, to make thee rich indeed!

Thomas Gent

Poem Theme: Morning

Thomas Gent's other poems:
  1. The Recall of the Hero
  2. On a Delightful Drawing in my Album
  3. The Heliotrope
  4. Invocation to Sleep
  5. Written in the Album of the Lady of Counsellor D. Pollock

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • John Keble Morning ("Hues of the rich unfolding morn")
  • Thomas Aird Morning ("Gray brindled dawn comes up before the sun")
  • Philip Bailey Morning ("She comes! how lovely are her smiles")
  • Menella Smedley Morning ("How pleasant is the morning!")
  • Jones Very Morning ("The light will never open sightless eyes")
  • Mary Robinson Morning ("OТER fallow plains and fertile meads")

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