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In 1794 a pension of £ 300 was granted him by the government in recognition of
his contribution to English letters ; but it came too late to be of any real service ,
for death was near at hand . He died at East Dereham , Norfolk , on April 25 ,
45 Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with celestial
fire ° ; Hands , that the rod of empire might have swayed , Or waked to ecstasy the
living lyre : But knowledge to their eyes her ample page Rich with the spoils of ...
20 3 25 Still is the toiling hand of Care ; The panting herds repose : Yet hark ,
how through the peopled air The busy murmur glows ! The insect - youth are on
the wing , Eager to taste the honied spring , And float amid the liquid noon : Some
Alike the Busy and the Gay But flutter through life's little day , In Fortune's varying
colors drest : Brushed by the hand of rough Mischance , Or chilled by Age , their
airy dance They leave , in dust to rest . 40 45 Methinks I hear , in accents low ...
Poverty , to fill the band , That numbs the soul with icy hand , And slow -
consuming Age . To each his sufferings : all are men , Condemned alike ° to
groan ; The tender for another's pain , The unfeeling for his own . Yet , ah ! why
should they ...
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Читать весь отзыв