Thomas Warton Jr.
Poems of Thomas Warton Jr.
|1.||Ode to Sleep||1/1/2004|
|2.||On King Arthur's Round Table at Winchester||1/1/2004|
|3.||Solitude at an Inn||1/1/2004|
|4.||The Pleasures of Melancholy||1/1/2004|
|5.||Verses on Sir Joshua Reynold's Painted Window at New College, Oxford||1/1/2004|
|6.||While Summer Suns O'er the Gay Prospect Play'd||1/1/2004|
|7.||Written at Stonehenge||1/1/2004|
Ode to Sleep
On this my pensive pillow, gentle Sleep!
Descend, in all thy downy plumage drest:
Wipe with thy wing these eyes that wake to weep,
And place thy crown of poppies on my breast.
O steep my senses in oblivion's balm,
And sooth my throbbing pulse with lenient hand;
This tempest of my boiling blood becalm!
Despair grows mild at thy supreme command.