Thomas Edward Brown

Specula

Thomas Edward Brown Manx poet scholar and theologian was born at Douglas Isle of Man and educated at King Williams College






When He appoints to meet thee, go thou forth—
 It matters not
If south or north,
 Bleak waste or sunny plot.
Nor think, if haply He thou seek’st be late,
 He does thee wrong.
To stile or gate
 Lean thou thy head, and long!
It may be that to spy thee He is mounting
 Upon a tower,
Or in thy counting
 Thou hast mista’en the hour.
But, if He comes not, neither do thou go
 Till Vesper chime.
Belike thou then shalt know
 He hath been with thee all the time.

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