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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 Views
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A Night-piece on Death
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Habakkuk
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The Hermit
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As Celia With Her Sparrow Playd
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Oft Have I Read That Innocence Retreats 147 Views
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Jonah
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Deborah
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Since Bearing Of A Gentle Mind
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Phillis I Long Yr Powr Have Ownd 129 Views
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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 Views
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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 Views
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The Judgment Of Paris
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Satyr I. A Letter To A Friend. On Poets.
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Ye Wives Who Scold & Fishes Sell
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Love In Disguise
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A Beavy Of The Fair & Gay
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When Ore My Temples Balmy Vapours Rise
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Health, An Eclogue
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Once Pope Under Jevais Resolvd To Adventure 120 Views
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On The Castle Of Dublin, Anno 1715 118 Views
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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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Song II
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A Dream
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Hannah
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Scriblerian Epigrams 111 Views
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A Hymn for Evening
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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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Untitled Fragment
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A Desire To Praise
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A Hymn for Noon
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On Happiness In This Life
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Hesiod: or, The Rise of Woman
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On The Number Three
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Ps 67
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Homer's Battle Of The Frogs And Mice. Book II
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The Convert's Love
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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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An Elegy, To an Old Beauty
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Moses
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Song: When Thy Beauty Appears
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A Hymn for Morning
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To A Young Lady, On Her Translation Of The Story Of Phoebus And Daphne, From Ovid
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Epigram. On A Ladys Lace Shown For A Favour
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Ps: 113
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Anacreontick I
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The Vigil Of Venus
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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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My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free
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An Allegory On Man
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Song
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On Ye Queens Death
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To Mr Brown On His Book Against T---
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An Essay On The Different Stiles Of Poetry
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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 Views
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The Hint Fm French
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The Soul In Sorrow
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Thou Gaudy Idle World Adieu
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A Parody Of Donec Gratus Eram In A dialogue Between M--- & His Wife
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To ------
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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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Homer's Battle Of The Frogs And Mice. Book III
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An Eclogue
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Dr. Parnel To Dr. Swift, On His Birth-day, November 30th, MDCCXIII
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On Mrs. Ar: F: Leaving London
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Out Of Greek 60 Views
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Metr: Boetius 1s 1 Quisquis Comp
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A Divine Pastorall
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A Song
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David
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51 Psalm
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On Mr Colliers Essay On The Stage
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Fragmentary Ending Of A Poem I
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Satyr III. Virtue
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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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Satyr V. Verse
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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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Caius Rubrius Urbanus Romae In Domo Lud: Matthæi. E Grutero
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By Simon Vallambert. Erasmus 50 Views
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On Queen Anne's Peace, Anno 1713
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Song: My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free
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The Third Satire Of Dr. John Donne
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For Philip Ridgate Esq.
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A Fairy Tale In The Ancient English Style
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Martial 45 Views
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A Hymn to Contentment
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The Book-Worm
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An Epitaph Desird On One Wheeler 40 Views
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Hezekiah
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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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Three Verse Passages From A Prose Meditation
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To Mistress ------ 35 Views
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The Way To Happiness
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On Platina Prosperus Spiriteus
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To Mr. Pope
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A Hymn to Contentment
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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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Bacchus: Or, The Vines Of Lesbos
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Hark The Thundring Drums Inviting
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The Ecstasy
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After The French Manner 27 Views
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A Impromptu Like Martial 25 Views
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On The Trust 24 Views
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