Treasure Island

Arthur Maquarie

(1874-1955 / Dubbo, New South Wales)

Poems of Arthur Maquarie

1. Autumn Eve 1/1/2004
2. Brittania's Throne 1/1/2004
3. Love's Palace 1/1/2004
4. Of Glory 1/1/2004
5. Of Taking things Easy 1/1/2004
6. Rhapsody 1/1/2004

Of Taking things Easy

TELL me what boots to battle, when the end
Is foreseen failure? What, by heaven, I ask—
By bearded martyrs, and the holy cask
Of papal comfort, what can struggle lend
Of true nobility to those who bend
Constrainèd after all? ’Twere better bask
With resignation and a quiet flask
Than rush to strokes that heaven will surely send.

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