Edward Young Poems
|1.||A Poem On The Last Day - Book I||4/16/2010|
|2.||Resignation Pt 1||3/22/2012|
|3.||To The Right Hon. Mr. Dodington||4/16/2010|
|5.||Resignation Pt 2||3/22/2012|
|6.||A Poem On The Last Day - Book Ii||4/16/2010|
|7.||A Poem On The Last Day - Book Iii||4/16/2010|
|8.||Love Of Fame, The Universal Passion (Excerpt)||1/1/2004|
|9.||The Wind From The West||1/1/2004|
|10.||Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish.||1/1/2004|
|12.||The Last Day (Excerpt)||1/1/2004|
|13.||Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish.*||1/1/2004|
|15.||The Complaint: Or Night Thoughts (Excerpt)||1/1/2004|
The Complaint: Or Night Thoughts (Excerpt)
By Nature's law, what may be, may be now;
There's no prerogative in human hours.
In human hearts what bolder thought can rise,
Than man's presumption on to-morrow's dawn?
Where is to-morrow? In another world.
For numbers this is certain; the reverse
Is sure to none; and yet on this perhaps,
This peradventure, infamous for lies,
As on a rock of adamant we build
Our mountain hopes, spin out eternal schemes
As we the Fatal Sisters could out-spin,
And big with life's futurities, expire.
Not ev'n Philander had bespoke his shroud,