Winthrop Mackworth Praed
Winthrop Mackworth Praed Poems
- Fairy Song HE has conn'd the lesson now; ...
- The Newly-Wedded NOW the rite is duly done, Now the word ...
- The Talented Man Dear Alice! you'll laugh when you know it, ...
- A Letter Of Advice You tell me you're promised a lover, My ...
- The Vicar SOME years ago, ere time and taste Had turn’d ...
- Everyday Characters V - Portra...
- Good Night To The Season Good-night to the Season!—the ...
Winthrop Mackworth Praed (28 July 1802 – 15 July 1839) was an English politician and poet.
He was born in London. The family name of Praed was derived from the marriage of the poet's great-grandfather to a Cornish heiress. Winthrop's father, William Mackworth Praed, was a serjeant-at-law. His mother belonged to the English branch of the New England family of Winthrop. In 1814 Praed was ... more »
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HE has conn'd the lesson now;
He has read the book of pain:
There are furrows on his brow;
I must make it smooth again.
Lo! I knock the spurs away;
Lo! I loosen belt and brand;
Hark! I hear the courser neigh
For his stall in Fairy-land.
Bring the cap, and bring the vest;
Buckle on his sandal shoon;
Fetch his memory from the chest
In the treasury of the moon.
I have taught him to be wise
For a little ...