William Johnson Cory

(1823 - 1892 / England)

Poems of William Johnson Cory

1. A Poor French Sailor’s Scottish Sweetheart 1/1/2004
2. Amaturus 1/3/2003
3. Heraclitus 1/3/2003
4. Mimnermus in Church 1/3/2003

Mimnermus in Church

You promise heavens free from strife,
Pure truth, and perfect change of will;
But sweet, sweet is this human life,
So sweet, I fain would breathe it still;
Your chilly stars I can forgo,
This warm kind world is all I know.

You say there is no substance here,
One great reality above:

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