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Thomas Parnell was an Anglo-Irish poet and clergyman who was a friend of both Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. He was the son of Thomas Parnell of Maryborough, Queen's County now Port Laoise, County Laoise}, a prosperous landowner who had been a loyal supporter of Cromwell during the English Civil War and moved to Ireland after the restoration of the monarchy. Thomas was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and collated archdeacon of Clogher in 1705. He however spent much of his time in London, where he participated with Pope, Swift and others in the Scriblerus Club, contributing to The Spectator and aiding Pope in his translation of The Iliad. He was also one of the so-called "Graveyard poets": his 'A Night-Piece on Death,' widely considered the first "Graveyard School" poem, was published posthumously in Poems on Several Occasions, collected and edited by Alexander Pope and is thought by some scholars to have been published in December of 1721 (although dated in 1722 on its title page, the year accepted by The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature; see 1721 in poetry, 1722 in poetry). It is said of his poetry 'it was in keeping with his character, easy and pleasing, ennunciating the common places with felicity and grace.

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List of poems by Thomas Parnell 129 total

Jac: Faber Stapul: By J: Scaliger. 223 ViewsRate it
Habakkuk
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The Hermit
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A Night-piece on Death
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As Celia With Her Sparrow Playd
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Deborah
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Jonah
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Oft Have I Read That Innocence Retreats 132 ViewsRate it
Since Bearing Of A Gentle Mind
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Phillis I Long Yr Powr Have Ownd 129 ViewsRate it
In Biddy's Cheeks Ye Roses Blow
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O Tell If Any Fate You See
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I Lookd & In A Moment Run 126 ViewsRate it
Now Kind Now Coy Wth How Much Change
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On A Certain Poets Judgement Between Mr Pope & Mr Philips Don In An Italian Air 126 ViewsRate it
Satyr I. A Letter To A Friend. On Poets.
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Ye Wives Who Scold & Fishes Sell
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When Ore My Temples Balmy Vapours Rise
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A Beavy Of The Fair & Gay
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Health, An Eclogue
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Once Pope Under Jevais Resolvd To Adventure 120 ViewsRate it
On The Castle Of Dublin, Anno 1715 118 ViewsRate it
The Horse & Olive Or Warr & Peace
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Ps: 116
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Satyr IV. The Pretty Gentleman
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The Judgment Of Paris
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Song II
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Hannah
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Love In Disguise
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Scriblerian Epigrams 111 ViewsRate it
A Dream
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Satyr II. To T:--- M.---y. On Law.
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Epigram
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Solomon
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Meditation Before Sacrament
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On Ye Bishop Of Meaths Death
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A Hymn for Evening
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Untitled Fragment
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A Desire To Praise
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A Hymn for Noon
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Hesiod: or, The Rise of Woman
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On The Number Three
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On Happiness In This Life
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Ps 67
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Homer's Battle Of The Frogs And Mice. Book II
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Satyr IX. The State Of Love Imitated Fm An Elegy Of Mons:r Desportes
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A Tavern feast
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The Convert's Love
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An Elegy, To an Old Beauty
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Moses
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A Hymn for Morning
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Song: When Thy Beauty Appears
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To A Young Lady, On Her Translation Of The Story Of Phoebus And Daphne, From Ovid
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Ps: 113
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Anacreontick I
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Satyr VI. The Spleen
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On The Death Of Mr. Viner
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Anacreontick II
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Epigram. On A Ladys Lace Shown For A Favour
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My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free
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Song
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The Vigil Of Venus
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On Ye Queens Death
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An Allegory On Man
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To Mr Brown On His Book Against T---
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Chloris Appearing In A Looking Glass
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Concerning Resolution
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On Mr Pope Drawing D: Swifts Picture 73 ViewsRate it
The Hint Fm French
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The Soul In Sorrow
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An Essay On The Different Stiles Of Poetry
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Thou Gaudy Idle World Adieu
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To ------
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A Parody Of Donec Gratus Eram In A dialogue Between M--- & His Wife
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Fragmentary Ending Of A Poem II
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On Dr. Brown's Death
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Prop: 2, L: 11 E: Quicunque &c
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Piety: Or, The Vision
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On Bishop Burnet's Being Set On Fire In His Closet
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Dr. Parnel To Dr. Swift, On His Birth-day, November 30th, MDCCXIII
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Homer's Battle Of The Frogs And Mice. Book III
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On Mrs. Ar: F: Leaving London
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Out Of Greek 60 ViewsRate it
Metr: Boetius 1s 1 Quisquis Comp
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A Divine Pastorall
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A Song
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An Eclogue
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51 Psalm
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David
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Fragmentary Ending Of A Poem I
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Satyr III. Virtue
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On Mr Colliers Essay On The Stage
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Satyr V. Verse
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The Flies. An Eclogue.
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The Horse And The Olive: Or, War And Peace
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A Riddle
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On Ye Plott Against King William
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The Happy Man
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By Simon Vallambert. Erasmus 50 ViewsRate it
Caius Rubrius Urbanus Romae In Domo Lud: Matthæi. E Grutero
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Song: My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free
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For Philip Ridgate Esq.
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On Queen Anne's Peace, Anno 1713
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The Third Satire Of Dr. John Donne
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A Fairy Tale In The Ancient English Style
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Martial 44 ViewsRate it
Hezekiah
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A Hymn to Contentment
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An Epitaph Desird On One Wheeler 39 ViewsRate it
On Sr Charles Porter The Chancellours Death
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Young Philomela's Powrfull Dart
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An Imitation Of Some French Verses
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On ------ Embroydring
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The Book-Worm
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Three Verse Passages From A Prose Meditation
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To Mistress ------ 35 ViewsRate it
The Way To Happiness
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On Platina Prosperus Spiriteus
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To Mr. Pope
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On A Lady With A Foul Breath
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On Content
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On Divine Love By Meditating On The Wounds Of Christ
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A Hymn to Contentment
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The Ecstasy
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Hark The Thundring Drums Inviting
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After The French Manner 27 ViewsRate it
Bacchus: Or, The Vines Of Lesbos
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A Impromptu Like Martial 25 ViewsRate it
On The Trust 24 ViewsRate it

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