Joseph Howe

(13 December 1804 – 1 June 1873 / Nova Scotia)

Poems of Joseph Howe

1. Once More I Put my Bonnet On 1/1/2004
2. Sable Island 1/1/2004
3. To the Town Clock 1/1/2004

To the Town Clock

Thou grave old Time Piece, many a time and oft
I've been your debtor for the time of day;
And every time I cast my eyes aloft,
And swell the debt--I think 'tis time to pay.
Thou, like a sentinel upon a tower,
Hast thou still announced "the enemy's" retreat,
And now that I have got a leisure hour,
Thy praise, thou old Repeater, I'll repeat.
A very striking object, all must own,

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