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Poem by Samuel Johnson


Song


Not the soft sighs of vernal gales,
The fragrance of the flowery vales,
The murmurs of the crystal rill,
The vocal grove, the verdant hill;
Not all their charms, though all unite,
Can touch my bosom with delight.

Not all the gems on India's shore,
Not all Peru's unbounded store,
Not all the power, nor all the fame,
That heroes, kings, or poets claim;
Nor knowledge which the learn'd approve,
To form one wish my soul can move.

Yet Nature's charms allure my eyes,
And knowledge, wealth, and fame I prize;
Fame, wealth, and knowledge I obtain,
Nor seek I Nature's charms in vain;
In lovely Stella all combine,
And, lovely Stella! thou art mine. 



Samuel Johnson


Samuel Johnson's other poems:
  1. To Myrtilis - The New Year's Offering
  2. On Hearing Miss Thrale Consulting with a Friend About a Gown and Hat
  3. Parody of a Translation from the Medea of Euripides
  4. Drury-Lane Prologue Spoken By Mr. Garrick
  5. On Lyce - An Elderly Lady


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Percy Shelley Song ("Rarely, rarely, comest thou")
  • Charlotte Mew Song ("Love love to-day, my dear")
  • John Davidson Song ("THE boat is chafing at our long delay")
  • Bryan Procter Song ("Here's a health to thee, Mary")
  • Mary Montagu Song ("How happy is the harden'd heart")
  • George Etherege Song ("LADIES, though to your conquering eyes")
  • Mary Chudleigh Song ("Why, Damon, why, why, why so pressing?")
  • Edgar Poe Song ("I saw thee on thy bridal day") 1827
  • Aphra Behn Song ("O Love! that stronger art than wine")
  • Emma Lazarus Song ("Frosty lies the winter-landscape")
  • Amy Lowell Song ("Oh! To be a flower")
  • Bayard Taylor Song ("NOW the days are brief and drear")
  • Isaac Bickerstaffe Song ("How happy were my days, till now")
  • Hilaire Belloc Song ("Inviting the influence of a young lady upon the opening year")
  • George Lyttelton Song ("When Delia on the plain appears") 1732
  • Philip Massinger Song ("Why art thou slow, thou rest of trouble, Death")
  • Duncan Scott Song ("I have done")
  • Elinor Wylie Song ("It is my thoughts that colour")
  • Richard Sheridan Song ("HereТs to the maiden of bashful fifteen")

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