Mark Akenside

(1721-1770 / England)

Inscriptions: III: Whoe'er Thou Art Whose Pat In Summer Lies


Whoe'er thou art whose path in summer lies
Through yonder village, turn thee where the grove
Of branching oaks a rural palace old
Imbosoms. there dwells Albert, generous lord
Of all the harvest round. and onward thence
A low plain chapel fronts the morning light
Fast by a silent riv'let. Humbly walk,
O stranger, o'er the consecrated ground;
And on that verdant hilloc, which thou see'st
Beset with osiers, let thy pious hand
Sprinkle fresh water from the brook and strew
Sweet-smelling flowers. for there doth Edmund rest,
The learned shepherd; for each rural art
Fam'd, and for songs harmonious, and the woes
Of ill-requited love. The faithless pride
Of fair Matilda sank him to the grave
In manhood's prime. But soon did righteous heaven
With tears, with sharp remorse, and pining care,
Avenge her falshood. nor could all the gold
And nuptial pomp, which lur'd her plighted faith
From Edmund to a loftier husband's home,
Relieve her breaking heart, or turn aside
The strokes of death. Go, traveller; relate
The mournful story. haply some fair maid
May hold it in remembrance, and be taught
That riches cannot pay for truth or love.

Submitted: Saturday, April 17, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Inscriptions: III: Whoe'er Thou Art Whose Pat In Summer Lies by Mark Akenside )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. THOUSAND MOONS, Satish Verma
  2. Where Larkspur Have The Purple Winds Gat.., mary douglas
  3. Rising For Another Day, Michael McParland
  4. The head, gajanan mishra
  5. Tobacco use, hasmukh amathalal
  6. Mystery of love, Chiazo Egbukwu
  7. Complete homes, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Landfill, Phil Soar
  9. W-a-t-c-h! Fury online movie free full s.., afandi azhaa
  10. Inadequacy (Depression), Avuyile 'Avue' Maseko

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]