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Poem by Thomas Gent


Impromptu


To Oriana, on attending with her, as Sponsors,
     at a Christening

Lady! who didstwith angel-look and smile,
And the sweet lustre of those dear, dark eyes,
Gracefully bend before the font of Christ,
In humble adoration, faith, and prayer!
Oh!as the infant pledge of friends beloved
Received from thy pure lips its future name,
Sweetly unconscious look'd the baby-boy!
How beautifully helplessand how mild!
Methought, a seraph spread her shelt'ring wings
Over the solemn scene; and as the sun,
In its full splendour, on the altar came,
God's blessing seem'd to sanctify the deed.



Thomas Gent


Thomas Gent's other poems:
  1. On the Portrait of the Son of J.G. Lambton, Esq
  2. Prometheus
  3. On a Delightful Drawing in my Album
  4. The Grave of Dibdin
  5. The Recall of the Hero


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