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John Oldham

(9 August 1653 – 9 December 1683 / England)

Poems of John Oldham

1. A Quiet Soul 1/3/2003
2. A Satire, in Imitation of the Third of Juvenal 5/28/2012
3. The Careless Good Fellow 12/31/2002

A Quiet Soul

Thy soul within such silent pomp did keep,
As if humanity were lull'd asleep;
So gentle was thy pilgrimage beneath,
Time's unheard feet scarce make less noise,
Or the soft journey which a planet goes:
Life seem'd all calm as its last breath.
A still tranquillity so hush'd thy breast,
As if some Halcyon were its guest,
And there had built her nest;

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