Sir Henry Parkes

(1815 - 1896 / Australia)

Poems of Sir Henry Parkes

1. Fatherland 1/1/2004
2. Four Score 1/1/2004
3. Solitude 4/14/2010
4. Sonnet 4/14/2010
5. Stanzas 4/14/2010
6. The Beauteous Terrorist 4/14/2010
7. The Buried Chief 1/4/2003
8. Weary 1/1/2004

Four Score

I count the mercifullest part of all
God's mercies, in this coil of eighty years,
Is that no sense of being disappears
Or fails; I see the signal, hear the call,
Can calmly estimate the rise and fall
Of moth-like mortals in this "vale of tears";
And all His glorious works--the heavenly spheres,
The ocean, and the earth's unending wall--
Remain, for thought and wonder! Marvellous

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