William Collins

(1721 - 1759 / England)

William Collins Poems

1. Ode Written In The Beginning Of The Year 1746 1/13/2003
2. Ode To Evening 1/13/2003
3. The Passions 1/13/2003
4. In The Downhill Of Life 1/13/2003
Best Poem of William Collins

In The Downhill Of Life

In the downhill of life, when I find I'm declining,
May my lot no less fortunate be
Than a snug elbow-chair can afford for reclining,
And a cot that o'erlooks the wide sea;
With an ambling pad-pony to pace o'er the lawn,
While I carol away idle sorrow,
And blithe as the lark that each day hails the dawn
Look forward with hope for tomorrow.

With a porch at my door, both for shelter and shade too,
As the sunshine or rain may prevail;
And a small spot of ground for the use of the spade too,
With a barn for the use of the flail;
A cow for my dairy, a dog for...

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